There are many neighbors and parents like Grasiela who are thankful for the Healthy Homes Coalition this holiday season. They are thankful for Healthy Homes, and we're thankful for our supporters.
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
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The RPOA provides certified EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) training for landlords and contractors. This class is intended as a refresher course for those who have already received their EPA certification.
Dates for Upcoming Classes:
Tuesday, November 26th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, December 11th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, December 17th from 5:30pm-9:30pm
Cost for RPOA Members and Get the Lead Out! Participants: $125.00
Costs for non-members: $125.00
All classes are held at the Rental Property Owners Association at 1459 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
To register call (616) 454-3385.
This year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” focuses on the many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects.
See this post for tips to protect your family.