History and Accomplishments, 2010-2019
The list below is a list of recent NCHH events. Links to a comprehensive history appear at the bottom of this page. You may also view an interactive timeline of NCHH’s history, originally prepared for NCHH’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2017 and updated for its 30th anniversary in 2022.
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NCHH will publish a fourth iteration of its State of Healthy Housing report.
NCHH will release a public health advocacy communications toolkit.
NCHH and partners Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) and National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) released the Lead-Safe Toolkit for Home-Based Child Care, created to educate home-based child care providers about lead exposure, help them to establish lead prevention policies for their businesses, and learn vital lead prevention strategies for use in their child care homes.
NCHH collaborates with the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign’s Indoor Climate and Research group on two studies showing that compliance with both ventilation standards and health and safety measures helps prevent significant increases in home radon levels after weatherization. Based on the study findings, DOE updates its Weatherization Health and Safety Guidance in December 2021, requiring every home in the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program receive a package of health and safety measures, regardless of the radon zone in which homes are located.
NCHH released the Code Comparison Tool, designed to compare local housing codes against the International Property Maintenance Code and the National Healthy Housing Standard.
NCHH published a pair of technical briefs relating to funding community health worker services.
NCHH took over stewardship of the Extinguish Tool from Georgia Tech.
NCHH awarded 10 mini-grants to support efforts to integrate healthy homes activities into healthcare systems and policies, and develop a trained, reliable workforce to provide healthy homes services.
NCHH unveiled a new, comprehensive, and completely redesigned website.
NCHH contributed to 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure, a comprehensive report published by the Health Impact Project.
NCHH celebrated its 25th anniversary on September 7 with a private function honoring both past and current board and staff.
Amanda Reddy was selected as NCHH’s fourth executive director, succeeding Nancy Rockett Eldridge.
NCHH created a new nonprofit organization called the National Well Home Network, with Nancy Rockett Eldridge assuming the role of director.
NCHH released Building Systems to Sustain Home-Based Asthma Services, a free comprehensive online learning and technical assistance platform designed to equip staff public health agencies, state asthma-control programs, state Medicaid agencies, and other housing and health organizations with information on how to build the systems, infrastructure, and financing to put home-based asthma services in place in their respective states, communities, or regions.
NCHH launched the Aging Gracefully in Place initiative in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and organizations in four communities around the country to evaluate the replicability of JHU’s CAPABLE intervention model.
NCHH and partners at the New York State Department of Health published three articles in The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice summarizing the health and cost benefit of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program. Four federal agencies collaborated to write two companion commentaries.
NCHH contributed to two reports summarizing the health and cost benefits of residential energy improvements, Home RX: The Health Benefits of Home Performance with for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Occupant Health Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency for E4TheFuture.
NCHH and the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition launched Find It, Fix It, Fund It, a bold new drive to eliminate lead poisoning in the wake of the Flint Water Crisis.
NCHH completed the HEALTH V project, which compared two different ventilation standards established by the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that are used commonly in weatherization and other housing repair programs.
NCHH published critical guidance for conducting housing-related health impact assessments.
NCHH completed the CLEAR WIN study, which examined the feasibility of state health department administration of a window replacement program focused on lead poisoning prevention in Peoria and the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
Nancy Rockett Eldridge was selected as NCHH’s third executive director, succeeding Rebecca Morley.
NCHH completed a multifamily, high-rise housing project, studying the effect of an enhanced central ventilation system on indoor air quality.
The results of an NCHH-led study examining the significance and appropriate response to porch dust were published in Environmental Research.
Rebecca Morley, NCHH’s third executive director, departed NCHH. Jonathan Wilson was appointed interim director.
NCHH conducted a national survey to identify states where healthcare financing for healthy homes services was pending or in place, resulting in three technical briefs, two reports summarizing the survey results, and a resource library for state and local agencies interested in partnering with the healthcare system to reduce housing-related illness and injury. Over the next two years, NCHH developed 10 case studies and a summary report.
NCHH was selected as a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre. WHO collaborating centres are institutions designated to undertake activities in support of the WHO’s programs.
NCHH’s Rebecca Morley was selected for NeighborWorks America’s Achieving Excellence Program.
NCHH and the American Public Health Association (APHA) jointly published the National Healthy Homes Standard, a set of health-based performance standards for a safer, healthier home.
NCHH, in concert with the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) and Public Health-Seattle and King County, completed a study demonstrating that a combination of weatherization and healthy homes interventions with in-home asthma education from community health workers (CHW) improves childhood asthma control.
NCHH conducted Maryland’s first health impact assessment (HIA) of an intermodal freight project, funded by the Health Impact Project.
NCHH released the results of an updated State of Healthy Housing project, a comprehensive report ranking housing conditions in 44 major metropolitan areas nationally, showing a critical need to improve housing conditions in many U.S. cities.
NCHH launched Healthy Housing Challenge project (in collaboration with Rebuilding Together) with funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
NCHH hosted a healthy homes conference in Washington, DC, in observance of its 20th anniversary.
Published Window Replacement and Residential Lead Paint Hazard Control 12 Years Later in the Environmental Research journal in January 2012.
NCHH and its network of training partners trained more than 2,600 people through its National Healthy Homes Training Center.
Created the Grassroots Advocacy Network for Healthy Housing, which supports healthy housing advocacy at the state and local levels.
Published findings from a study on the health impacts of a green and healthy housing rehab in Minnesota in Public Health Reports in May 2011.
NCHH Executive Director Rebecca Morley co-edited Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy, a book about housing conditions and solutions to improve public health. The book was published by American Public Health Association Press.
NCHH launched a new suite of online training and informational resources to help affordable housing professionals adopt sustainable and healthy building practices.
NCHH achieved several legislative milestones that included sections of Senator Jack Reed’s (D-RI) healthy housing bills, the Code Administration Grant Act, and the Senate-Committee passed Livable Communities Act.
NCHH combined forces with the Alliance for Healthy Homes to advance healthy homes and communities.
NCHH fought efforts to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule.