COVID-19 Leads to Innovation

In January 2020, the Healthy Homes Coalition was notified that the voter-approved Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage would be supporting efforts to increase primary prevention of lead poisoning and other housing-related health outcomes for children in Kent County. This culminated years of work with numerous partners who provide home visiting services in an effort to check and test homes before children are hurt.

Then COVID-19 hit...

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."

Support for Families in Trying Times

The staff and board of the Healthy Homes Coalition have been amazed at the way in which this community has stepped up, during hard times, to support our work. Together we are busy ensuring children have safe, healthy homes where they can shelter during the pandemic.

Green Cleaning before Disinfecting!

There is a step before disinfecting that many might skip.  You might think, “to save some time, why not just spray the counters down with a bleach solution and wipe away any dirt and grime at the same time?”  But to effectively disinfect a surface, it must be properly cleaned first. Switching to green-cleaning (before disinfection!) will improve your home's air quality, remove harsh chemicals from your environment and help you stay safe at home.

Limpieza Ecologica Antes de Desinfectar!

Hay un paso antes de desinfectar que muchos podrían omitir. Para ahorrar algo de tiempo, ¿por qué no simplemente rociar los mostradores con una solución de cloro  y limpiar la suciedad y la mugre al mismo tiempo? Para desinfectar efectivamente una superficie, primero debe limpiarse adecuadamente. Mejorará la calidad del aire de su hogar, eliminará los productos químicos agresivos de su entorno y lo ayudará a mantenerse seguro en su hogar.

Preventing Accidental Poisoning at Home

During this pandemic, we are likely spending close to 100% of our time in our homes. Now is a good time to survey our homes for potential risks of accidental exposure to poison and remove such hazards out of the sight/reach of children and older vulnerable adults. Please remain diligent in protecting your family. Staying safe at home is more important now than ever before!

Prevencion de Intoxicaciones Accidentales en el Hogar

Durante esta pandemia, es probable que pasemos cerca del 100% de nuestro tiempo en nuestros hogares. Ahora es un buen momento para inspeccionar nuestros hogares en busca de riesgos potenciales de exposición accidental al veneno y eliminar tales peligros fuera de la vista / alcance de los niños y adultos mayores vulnerables. Por favor, sea diligente en proteger a su familia. ¡Mantenerse seguro en casa es más importante ahora que nunca!