The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Weatherization Plus Health are working with several national organizations to increase collaboration between WAP practitioners and agencies with Healthy Homes programs. These partners share a wealth of useful resources and educational materials on their websites. Please explore the web resources listed below:
National Center for Healthy Homes (NCHH) – The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has been a critical partner in advancing the goal of creating healthier and more energy efficient homes. Using a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, NCHH brings the public health, housing, environmental, and regulatory communities together to combat disease and injuries caused by hazards in the home. NCHH currently operates Healthy Homes Training Centers in 29 States across the country. NCHH also frequently publishes research papers on various healthy homes projects and topics. The NCHH website houses a wealth of resources on training materials, current policy initiatives surrounding healthy homes, upcoming Healthy Homes training schedules, and more.
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) – The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a public-private partnership that refocuses how we as a nation repair and improve housing in economically challenged communities. Currently operating in 17 pilot sites across the country, the GHHI approach aligns funding sources, coordinates resources and trains workers to handle all of a home rehab project at the same time. GHHI received some much deserved recognition in Vice President Biden’s report to the President entitled, “A New Way of Business: How the Recovery Act is Leading the Way to a 21st Century Government,” for administering a cost-effective approach to healthier, more energy efficient housing for low-income families.
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