ChangeLab Solutions has released the following new resources: Policy Toolkit and Executive Summary: The toolkit provides information on housing market trends and research on the links between rising housing costs and poor health outcomes. It identifies strategies across six policy … Continued
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Today, key public health and housing leaders, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, gathered in Washington, D.C. for the unveiling of a new National Healthy Housing Standard. The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) … Continued
The FDA proposed regulating e-cigarettes for the first time. Read about this story on NPR.
A healthy home assessment by a trained professional can help uncover hidden hazards in your home. Watch this video to see the Vazquez family’s story.