How the Air Quality in Your Home is Key to Overall Health

When considering the health of your home, one of the first potential hazards to consider is your air quality. According to the EPA, the levels of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. With the pace of modern living, we often neglect pollutants like pesticides, humidity and mold, asbestos, cigarette smoke, and volatile organic compounds.

Giving Thanks in Hard Times

Our Breathe Easier asthma program now looks newer, fresher, more relevant, and more empowering. Even though home visits are out of the question for safety reasons, it is a great time to invest in relationships.

Summer of (socially distant) Connection

While the pandemic has changed a lot, summer is still a time of reconnection with the community.  With demands on families changing as the school year begins, we focused on getting the word out about our programs in as many ways as possible this summer.

Working Remotely to Help Families Have Safer Homes

While Healthy Homes' staff left the office and began working remotely back in March of this year, our commitment to help parents provide healthier homes for their children continues. This unique partnership is easy for Healthy Homes, because keeping parents in the driver's seat has always been one of our core values. Our strategic plan says "we will use a family-centered approach to promote housing environments where children thrive and achieve their highest potential."

Staying Safe at Home: Asthma

Asthma may affect both children and adults. While the cause of asthma is not fully known, genetics and environmental factors are involved. While it is difficult to control environmental factors, we can often control environmental factors to help people with asthma breathe easier.

Quedarse en la Casa: Asma


El asma puede afectar tanto a niños como a adultos. Si bien la causa del asma no se conoce completamente, la genética y los factores ambientales están involucrados. Si bien es difícil controlar los factores ambientales, a menudo podemos controlar los factores ambientales para ayudar a las personas con asma a respirar más fácilmente.

COVID-19 and Asthma ** UPDATED**

According to the World Health Organization and CDC, people with chronic medical conditions such as asthma are considered high-risk and should take precautions when any type of respiratory illness is spreading in their community. The Healthy Homes Coalition has updated information.

Integrated Pest Management: Cockroaches

Cockroaches, like all pests, need food, water, and shelter to survive. Removal of these three conditions makes it difficult for pests to survive in your home. 

Manejo Integrado de Plagas: Cucarachas

Las cucarachas, como todas las plagas, necesitan comida, agua y refugio para sobrevivir. La eliminación de estas tres condiciones dificulta la supervivencia de las plagas en su hogar.

Integrated Pest Management: Mice and Rats

Mice and rats are not only a nuisance, they can make children sick. For people with asthma and allergies, mice and rats are problematic as their dander and feces are highly allergenic. Mice and rats also carry a host of diseases.