Today, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s (SIF) Pay for Success program, and its collaboration partner Calvert Foundation, selected five service providers to participate in regional Pay for Success (PFS) projects. The Healthy Homes Coalition, along with Health Net and the Asthma Network were selected as service providers for the Grand Rapids, MI project. These organizations will partner with Spectrum Health and Priority Health to develop and implement a local model for west Michigan.
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:
In case you haven't heard - Healthy Homes is on the move! Read more about the move and new office here.
Last week, Jenn noticed a pot on a familiy's stove during a home visit. Being trained in lead poisoning prevention, Jenn knew just how dangerous this beautiful pot might be.