Event: A Strategy for Action to Advance Healthy Housing

A Strategy for Action to Advance Healthy Housing   February 4, 2013; 9:00 am ? 11:30 am | National Building Museum ? 401 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The federal Healthy Homes Work Group's (HHWG) latest release, Advancing Healthy Housing - A Strategy for Action, serves as a roadmap for coordination between the Federal agencies within HHWG to support healthy homes for all Americans. The program will include presentations and a panel discussion with senior leaders, including:
  • Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General
  • Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
  • Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Event highlights include:
  • Senior leaders from sponsoring agencies will announce the release of the Strategy and discuss their agency's work relating to the Strategy's vision and goals.
  • Agency personnel will discuss the Strategy's five goals and will be joined by other stakeholders working to reduce the number of American homes with residential health and safety hazards.
  • Representatives from HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing will announce new radon testing and mitigation requirements.
  • DOE will highlight its work around health and safety, particularly the Weatherization Plus Health initiative, implemented by the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) on behalf of DOE.