Here, you will find governmental and/or official reports and other informational resources pertinent to the work and efforts the Boston Healthy Homes and Schools Collaborative.
Each year, the Boston Public Health Commission publishes the Health of Boston report, which “provides a review of select health conditions, risk behaviors, and social determinants of health and “presents a broad picture of health in our city and identifies individuals and communities at greatest risk for certain conditions.” This is the most recent report.
This brochure describes the benefits of using the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools program to improve IAQ and promote a healthy learning environment. Benefits discussed in the brochure include successful outcomes in schools, existing research on IAQ and schools, mold remediation, and asthma management.
This is the homepage of the Asthma Regional Council of New England (ARC). ARC is Boston Healthy Homes and School Collaborative’s sister program, which seeks to reduce the impact of asthma across New England, through collaborations of health, housing, education, and environmental organizations. Here, you can find information about healthy homes, asthma management, state asthma programs, and other initiatives.
This webpage features tables presenting childhood lead screening percentages, incidence by blood lead levels, and childhood incidence rates for elevated and poisoned blood lead levels in Massachusetts by community. It also identifies high-risk communities for childhood lead poisoning.
This 700-page report provides extensive research and details about involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke, including toxicology, exposure assessment, prevalence assessment, health effects, population-specific health effects, and methods of controlling ETS exposure.
This report details the results of the GAO’s nationwide survey of the physical conditions of schools across the states, including Massachusetts.