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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.

 

Boston Public Health Commission: Health of Boston 2010

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.

 

Environmental Protection Agency: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program

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.

 

Health Resources in Action: Asthma Regional Council of New England

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.

 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Childhood Lead Poisoning Screening and Incidence Statistics by Community

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.

 

Office of the Surgeon General: The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke

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.

 

United States Government Accounting Office (GAO): School Facilities: Profiles of School Condition by State (June 1996)

This report details the results of the GAO’s nationwide survey of the physical conditions of schools across the states, including Massachusetts.

The American Lung Association will be hosting "Health and Medical Community Briefing on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on Tuesday July 8th at 4:00pm. Follow this link to register:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/941912842
Boston's Inspectional Services Department was honored at the National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville last weekend with a Healthy Homes Champion Award for their proactive inspection work. Congratulations to everyone involved!! BHHSC applauds ISD for their continuing work to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy home! For more information on the proactive Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, go to ISD's website.
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