Coalition Meetings and Events

NSHHC Webinar: The Intersection between Energy and Health – January 2019

In the first webinar of the year, the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition presents an exploration of the intersection of energy efficiency and health outcomes. This includes an introduction to the connection between energy and health and dispatches from ongoing projects and case studies. Access the webinar here. COMING SOON

Panelists:

  • Eric Behna, Program Policy and Communications Manager at the National Association for State Community Services Programs
  • Tim Bernthal, Weatherization Program and Communications Coordinator, Low-Income Weatherization Program at the Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Jamal Lewis, Policy and Technical Assistance Specialist, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, MD

NSHHC Webinar: Healthy Housing Appropriations 101 – July 2018

Hosted by the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition, this webinar covers the basics of the appropriations process and how it impacts healthy housing issues. This introductory webinar illustrates the difference between lobbying and policy maker education, the workings of Congressional meetings, and an update on federal funding for healthy homes. Intended to prepare you for engaging your members of Congress, you will gain a better understanding of how to push your healthy housing policy goals and how the process works.

Panelists:

  • Darcy Scott, Senior Policy Advisor, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD
  • Sarah Goodwin, Policy Analyst, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD
  • Jo Miller, Senior Communications Advisor, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD

NSHHC Webinar: 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure  – September 2017

In August 2017, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts published a collaborative report evaluating policies to prevent and respond to the problem of childhood lead exposure. In this webinar, Pew Charitable Trusts representatives discuss the quantitative (e.g., cost/benefit analyses) and qualitative findings (e.g., input from citizens across the country) explored within the report. With contributions from the Trust for America’s Health, the National Center for Healthy Housing, Urban Institute, Altarum Institute, Child Trends, and other respected national lead poisoning prevention researchers to the publication, this webinar describes a comprehensive approach and insight into the work that will guide future policy to protect children. Access the webinar here.

Panelists:

  • Gabriela Illa, Associate with the Health Impact Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC
  • Mary Jean Brown, ScD, RN, former Director of CDC’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch; Health Impact Project, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC
  • David Jacobs, PhD, CIH, Chief Scientist, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD
  • Darcy Scott, Senior Policy Advisor, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD
  • Corwin Rhyan, Senior Healthcare Research Analyst, Altarum Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

NSHHC Webinar: Healthy Housing for Older Adults – June 2016

In our June 7, 2016, webinar, Healthy Housing for Older Adults: Housing as a Platform for Community Health Systems, a panel of experts spoke about two successful housing-based services models (HBSMs), one in Vermont and one in Oregon, and their importance in addressing the social determinants of health, promoting population health, and advancing healthcare systems change. Evaluations of these programs revealed Medicare and Medicaid savings. You can access a recording of the webinar here.

Panelists and presentations:

  • Nancy Rockett Eldridge, Executive Director,* National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD [pdf]
  • Abigail M. Crocker, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Burlington, VT [pdf]
  • Howard Klink, Project Director, Housing with Services LLC, Klink Consulting Group, Portland, OR [pdf]
  • Amanda Saul, Pacific Northwest Senior Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners, Portland, OR [pdf]

*As of May 2017, Ms. Eldridge now commands the Well-Home Network.

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“Find It, Fix It, Fund It: A Lead Elimination Action Drive” Launch Webinar – May 2016

In the wake of the Flint lead water crisis and increased national will to address the problem, NCHH and the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition have launched a bold new drive to eliminate lead poisoning. The NSHHC also established a Find It, Fix It, Fund It action drive workgroup and held the first webinar for this workgroup on May 25, 2016. You can access a recording of the webinar here.

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Sign up to join the Find It, Fix It, Fund It Action Drive and/or add your organization’s logo to it.

National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition Quarterly Meeting: Flint: Lessons Learned, Lead Poisoning, Its Prevention, and Its Consequences – April 2016

You can access a recording of the webinar here.

Below are the panelists and presentations from our April 12, 2016, meeting, Flint: Lessons Learned, Lead Poisoning, Its Prevention, and Its Consequences:

  • Representative Dan Kildee, D-MI-5 [pdf]
  • Professor Marty Kaufman, Professor and Chair, Department of Earth and Resource Science, University of Michigan-Flint [pdf]
  • Paul Haan, Founding Executive Director, Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan [pdf]
  • Patrick Breysse, PhD, CIH, Director, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Atlanta, GA [pdf]

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National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition Hill Day – February 2016

Healthy Housing Hill Day was February 10, 2016, in Washington, DC  

Annually, NSHHC’s Hill Day works to raise the profile of healthy homes issues and recommend full funding for three crucially important federal programs – CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, and CDC’s National Asthma Control Program. Having constituents on hand to share their personal experiences with home-based hazards, describe the work they conduct for healthy homes programs, or explain the ways that healthy homes programs have helped them in the state and/or district they represent, is what truly personalizes the issue for members of Congress. You are the people your member of Congress represents and cares deeply about; hearing from you is what really matters. Read a report from our February 10, 2016, Hill Day in Washington, DC.

National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition Quarterly Meeting – December 2015

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National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition Quarterly Meeting – September 2015

You can view a recording of the webinar here. The audio starts immediately and the video starts in the second minute (2:25). Presentations:

National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition Hill Day – March 2015

Healthy Housing Hill Day was March 17, 2015, in Washington, DC.  

The National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition organized a Hill Day on March 17, 2015, as part of its campaign to restore funding for HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Health Homes and the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program and Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes Program. Twenty advocates from seven key states participated in the Hill Day, conducting meetings with over 20 targeted House and Senate offices, including in-person meetings with seven members of Congress and meetings with leaders of the housing and health appropriations subcommittees.

Read about Hill Day 2015 here.