World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Healthy Housing Training and Research in the U.S.
The National Center for Healthy Housing includes a Collaborating Center with the World Health Organization (WHO) within its research division.
First designated by WHO in 2010, NCHH and the World Health Organization have worked together on many projects. Most recently, NCHH played a key role in the development and 2018 release of the WHO Housing and Health Guidelines, the first international document of its kind, and is now working to implement its recommendations.
Dr. David E. Jacobs, NCHH’s chief scientist, served as an editor and author of WHO’s Environmental Burden of Disease Associated with Inadequate Housing, published in 2011. Dr. Jacobs also provided keynote addresses and scientific papers at several international healthy housing conferences, including ones in Great Britain, Lithuania, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
NCHH has also participated in peer review of WHO proposals and documents.
For more information about NCHH’s work with the World Health Organization, contact the Collaborating Center’s director, David Jacobs.
The National Center for Healthy Housing is proud to have contributed to the creation of these publications from the World Health Organization.
- WHO Housing and Health Guidelines. (2018). Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.
- Braubach, M., Jacobs, D. E., & Ormandy, D. (Eds). (2011). Environmental Burden of Disease Associated with Inadequate Housing. Copenhagen, Denmark: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
- O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (June 30, 2020):
Letter to Congress on WHO Withdrawal from Public Health, Law and International Relations Leaders
- NCHH News (April 28, 2020):
NCHH and Health Collaborating Centers Urge President and Congress to Restore WHO Funding
- NCHH News (November 28, 2018):
World Health Organization Releases Seminal Housing and Health Guidelines
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (April 1999):
The Healthy Homes Initiative: A Preliminary Plan (Full Report)