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EPA Aging Initiative Listserve: Healthy and Safe Homes Book Offers First Comprehensive Look at the Connection Between Health and Housing
December 14, 2010, 11:15 am
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At the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in November, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), the Centers for Disease Control, and the Home Safety Council unveiled Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy released a book that is the first of its kind, exploring connections between housing conditions and health, and proposing holistic, sustainable strategies for making healthy housing a reality for people of all income levels.

NCHH is the leading nonprofit organization for research, policy advocacy and training on the connection between health and housing and a proven partner in the effort to make healthy and safe housing accessible for the six million U.S. families currently living in substandard housing. In addition to releasing the first comprehensive book on the topic of healthy housing, NCHH has been at the forefront of advocating for policies to support every family’s right to quality, affordable housing.

“A healthy home is a first step in creating a nation of healthier people and we hope the strategic solutions offered in this book will help make healthy housing available for all,” said Rebecca Morley, executive director of the National Center for Healthy Housing and one of the book’s editors.

Co-edited by Angela Mickalide, PhD, CHES (HSC) and Karin Mack, PhD (CDC), the book draws together perspectives from leading scientists, public health experts, housing advocates and policy leaders. The book’s 10 chapters, written by nineteen of the nation’s leading experts in the area of healthy and safe homes, explain the connections between housing conditions and health, and offers practical tools and information for public health and housing practitioners and policy makers.

Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy is published by American Public Health Association (APHA) Press and was selected as APHA’s November Book of the Month. Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy is available online at the APHA Bookstore, http://www.apha.org/publications/bookstore/  To learn more about the National Center for Healthy Housing, please visit, http://www.NCHH.org.

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