Mission Statement

The mission of the Healthy Homes Coalition is to improve children's health and well being by eliminating harmful housing conditions.

Vision Statement

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.

Resources

Healthy Homes Coalition Strategic Plan(2.7 MB)

Strategic Plan for 2014

News & Events:

October 19-25, 2014 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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.


Annual Report Released

The Healthy Homes Coalition recently released our Annual Report for 2014. We serve a representative cross section of the greater Grand Rapids Community with an emphasis upon low-income families. See this post for a snapshot of our family partners and a link to the full report.


What's the Deal with Lead Poisoning in the 49507 Zip Code?

Late last week, the Michigan Department of Community Health publicly released childhood lead poisoning data for 2013.  At the Healthy Homes Coalition, we were shocked to see that the 49507 zip code in Grand Rapids topped the list for the number of children lead-poisoned in any one zip code in the state of Michigan. In this zip code, more than 150 children were reported with lead poisoning.  What does this mean for Grand Rapids and the impact of the Get the Lead Out! program?

Read this blog post to learn more about what this means for Grand Rapids.