Category: Healthy Homes Initiative

EVENT SUMMARY: Strategy for Action to Advance Healthy Housing

February 5, 2013

-- Re-posted from the Weatherization Plus Health blog -- On Monday, February 4th, the federal Healthy Homes Work Group (HHWG) held an event at the National Building Museum to launch the new Advancing Healthy Housing: A Strategy for Action. The Strategy lays out the goals and priorities of the HHWG to advance healthy housing initiatives for the next three to five years nationwide. The event also


Weatherization Plus Health: January is National Radon Action Month

January 24, 2013

-- Ryan Ward, Research Analyst, Weatherization Plus Health, NASCSP --  Radon is a dangerous gas that is imperceptible to sight, smell or taste. It is the second leading cause for lung cancer deaths nationally, claiming around 20,000 lives annually. Radon gas typically enters the home through its lower levels, coming from the surrounding soil and entering through cracks and openings, such as


Weatherization Plus Health: Bringing WAP and Lead Poisoning Prevention Under the Same Tent

October 25, 2012

-- Ryan Ward, Research Analyst, Health Homes Initiative, NASCSP -- With National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week upon us, it is important to note that Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) providers can play a critical role in decreasing the number of childhood lead poisonings year over year. There has been great success in reducing childhood lead poisoning since the ban on the sale of lead


NASCSP Celebrates Energy Award Win for Ohio Community Action Agency

October 12, 2012

-- By Alice Gaston, Program Assistant, Energy Services, NASCSP -- Nominated by NASCSP, the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) won the Alliance to Save Energy’s (ASE) Andromeda Award for weatherizing the entire city of Murray City, Ohio. COAD accepted the award last week at  ASE’s annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner. COAD is a private,


Highlights from the WAPTAC Blog

June 6, 2012

--Edited by: Alice Gaston, Program Assistant— A few highlights from the Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (WAPTAC) blog: Overview of the PY 2011 Weatherization Funding Survey: The NASCSP WAP Funding Survey is the only comprehensive measure of all funds, including non-Department of Energy (DOE) funds, used in WAP. Each year, the survey catalogues the funding and

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