Healthy Housing Goes Global

​In November of 2018, the World Health Organization stepped firmly into the healthy housing world when it released its WHO Housing and Health Guidelines. While local conditions are different all over the world, the strategies WHO suggests are universal and certainly apply to Grand Rapids.


FEMA Awards Healthy Homes Coalition $51,451 for Fire Safety Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an award of $51,451 on September 9, 2016 to the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan to make 400 homes safer for children. The award will allow the Healthy Homes Coalition to teach fire safety and install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms in 400 homes.


Carbon Monoxide Kills: More than Half of Carbon Monoxide Poisinonins Occur During the Winter Months

GRAND RAPIDS – West Michigan residents are at increased risked of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning during the winter heating season due to malfunctioning furnaces and non-vented appliances. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than half (53.5%) of CO exposures occur between November...

ALERT: Generators & Power Outages

GRAND RAPIDS – Residents are reminded to exercise extreme caution when using generators as an auxiliary power source during the current power outage. Generators are a leading source of deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. In 2011, six people died from carbon monoxide as a result of improper generator use.  


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