We spent a lovely afternoon connecting with Keith from EcoPrint GR and had an opportunity to learn about their choice to use sustainable printing, and to thank them for sponsoring our event invitations for this year's Building Healthy Futures Luncheon.
The mission of the Healthy Homes Coalition is to improve children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions.
All children will grow up in healthy homes free of environmental hazards, accomplished through policy and advocacy, outreach and education, direct services, and continuous collaboration.
Values and Operating Principles
Environmental Justice - We will promote environmental justice and health equity in all of our actions.
Empowering Families - We will use a family-centered approach to promote housing environments where children thrive and achieve their highest potential.
Respect - We will provide services to all people in a culturally sensitive manner that respects dignity.
Integrity - We will be honest and above reproach in all our personal and professional relationships.
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.
Jackie Hernandez is Healthy Homes' newest staff addition and we are lucky to have her skills, passion, and drive on the team as she continues her legacy of serving the community.
Flint brought national attention back to lead in water in homes and schools, but a critical gap isn't being addressed: childcare facilites. 4 million children in the United States under 5 spend most of their days in commercial or residential based childcare facilities. Kids under 5 are the most vulnerable population to lead exposure. They are the ones who absorb lead the easiest, and who lead harms the most.