According to recent issue brief published by the MacArthur Foundation, parents’ stress from living in poor quality and unstable homes takes a toll on children’s wellbeing. The brief, entitled Poor Quality Housing Is Tied to Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Problems, examines how housing characteristics impact the wellbeing of children and families.
The mission of the Healthy Homes Coalition is to improve children's health and well being by eliminating harmful housing conditions.
All children will grow up in healthy homes free of environmental hazards, accomplished through policy impact, advocacy, outreach, direct services, and continuous collaboration.
Values and Operating Principles
Leadership - We will be the most trusted and respected resource in children's environmental health.
Health and Wellbeing - We will promote children's potential by ensuring their environmental safety.
Collaboration - We will continuously seek to expand our impact by working with others.
Respect - We will provide culturally sensitive services to all in a way that respects dignity.
Empowering Families - We will use a family-centered approach to provide tools, resources and knowledge to families.
Best Practice - We will use evidence-based and data-driven methods in all our services and efforts.
Integrity - We will be above reproach in all our personal and professional relationships.
Visibility - We will be first in mind for those seeking to improve children's environmental health.
Sustainability - We will continuously learn and be proactive in regards to people, planet, and profit.
Did You Know...
In the U.S., asthma results in 1.8 million emergency room visits, 497,000 hospitalizations, and 4,000 deaths each year.
Strategic Plan for 2014
News & Events:
When: October 6 & 7, 8:00am-5:00pm
70 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
This course is designed for those who have taken the Essentials for Healthy Housing Practitioners Course and are ready to go out and assess homes for health risks.
Steve and Katie Harvey had no idea how much they would discover about the hazards in their home when they called the Healthy Homes Coalition. “It was scary and unexpected,” said Katie.