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:

[Event] Lead Safe Painting and Home Repair Class

April 24th, 2014 - 3:30-5:00pm. Planning on making repairs to your pre-1978 home now or in the future? You are invited to a FREE class to learn how to keep your children safe while making repairs to your home.  Where: Home Repair Services, 1100 South Division, Grand Rapids


Don't Just Spring Clean - Green Clean!

With Spring around the corner, remember that there are ways you can reduce chemical exposure in the home by cleaning with safe products. Household products like lemon, baking soda and vinegar can be used as safe alternatives to harsh chemicals. See this entry for more detailed green cleaning ideas.


Healthy Homes Goes to Lansing

In recent weeks, staff from the Healthy Homes made a pair of quick visits to Lansing to provide testimony to both the House and Senate Department of Community Health Appropriations subcommittees.  The purpose of the testimony was to thank legislators for making a first-time ever allocation of $1.25 million in general revenue funding for lead hazard control.