The seven principles of Healthy Homes are:
- Keep it dry
- Keep it clean
- Keep it ventilated
- Keep it pest-free
- Keep it safe
- Keep it contaminate-free
- Keep it maintained
Healthy Homes has been adopted by several federal agencies, and is
supported by the CDC, EPA and HUD. Many lead poisoning prevention
programs are transitioning to Healthy Homes, expanding on their success
in controlling lead poisoning in homes. Healthy Homes usually brings
together multiple agencies – public health departments, housing
inspectors, visiting nurses, weatherization agencies, health care
providers, non-profit and community organizations, etc. – to address
housing conditions. HUD has been active in promoting IPM in public
The PA IPM program is a training partner of Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc., and conducts training regularly.
We conduct trainings in:
Essentials of Healthy Homes for Practitioners – two-day flagship workshop
Healthy Homes for Community Health Workers – one day workshop for staff who conduct home visits.
IPM for Multi-family Housing – IPM for apartments and row homes; for residents, property managers, facilities staff, and pest control operators.
We also conduct other workshops for specific situations – child care centers, schools, foster families, immigrant populations, and many others. Please inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other resources for Healthy Homes:
HUD's Healthy Homes Program addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home.
HUD's Help Yourself to a Healthy Home: Protect Your Children's Health publication explains how most of the serious health problems for children may start at home. The booklet explains some of these health concerns and what you can do about them.
Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc. and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) operate the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network through a contract from HUD and support from EPA. The Training Center provides training through its network of partners around the country.
National Center for Healthy Housing is the preeminent national nonprofit dedicated to securing healthy homes
DEP Household Hazardous Waste Program - Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are those wastes produced in our households that are hazardous in nature, but are not regulated as hazardous waste, under federal and state laws. This website tells you how manage HHW in your area.