June Is National Healthy Homes Month
June is National Healthy Homes month and this year’s theme is The Power of Partnerships. During the pandemic, we have learned that working with others is essential. Partnerships are important when trying to address healthy homes concerns in communities and may include wide range of individuals and groups.
There are 8 principles of a Healthy Home: keep it dry, keep it clean, keep it safe, keep it well ventilated, keep it pest-free, keep it contaminant-free, keep it well-maintained, and keep it temperature controlled. Partners who can help a role in keeping homes healthy include: extension agents, poison control centers, fire departments, hospitals, residential property managers, realtors, radon mitigators, energy efficiency professionals, contractors, and home improvement stores.
To learn more about the principles of healthy homes and who to create one, check out the Healthy Homes Partnership.