Edited by Rebecca L. Morley, MSPP, Angela D. Mickalide, PhD, CHES, and Karin A. Mack, PhD (2011)
Healthy & Safe Homes: Research, Practice, & Policy marks an exciting advance in the effort to ensure that people across all socioeconomic levels have access to healthy and affordable housing. All families should have quality, affordable housing; it serves as a foundation for a prosperous life. The publication of this book provides practical tools and information to make the connection between health and housing conditions relatable to everyone.
This new book brings together perspectives from noted scientists, public health experts, housing advocates, and policy leaders to fully explain the problem of sub-standard housing that plagues our nation and offers holistic, strategic, and long-term solutions to fix it. The many experts who have contributed to this book lay out smart approaches to help achieve the goal of making healthy housing accessible to all. Expanding access to healthy and affordable housing is a first step to creating a country of healthier people.
225 pages, paperback.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
1. Introduction: A Systems Science Approach to Promoting Healthy Homes
2. Principles of Healthy Housing: Dry, Ventilated, Contaminant-Free, Pest-Free, Clean, Maintained
3. Principles of Health Housing: Safe
4. Reducing Health Disparity through Healthy Housing
5. Healthy Homes: The Role of Health Care Professionals
6. The Healthy Housing Workforce: Development and Scope of Practice
7. Cooperative Extension Agencies and Community Health Education
8. Green Building and the Code
9. Fire Prevention Personnel
10. Weatherization and Opportunities to Improve Health Conditions in Homes