Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Senior Falls Prevention and Coordinated Care

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in News

Every day in the U.S., 10,000 people turn 65 years old. Within the next fifteen years, one in five people will be over the age of 65 and half of that cohort will be over 80 years old. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in three people age 65 years or older fall annually.Although a majority of these falls may only cause a minor injury such as a small cut or bruise, at least 10 percent will result in a hip fracture, traumatic brain injury, or other life altering injury. A fall can have a significant impact on a senior’s ability to remain in their home and live independently. More than 40 percent of seniors hospitalized after a serious fall injury are unable to return to living on their own. Read More.

Healthy Housing Solutions offers the Basic Principles of Healthy Homes Online Course

December 7th, 2016 | Posted in News

Basic Principles of Healthy Homes is an engaging and interactive online course. Whether you’re a community health worker, home assessor, home inspector, program manager, or anyone concerned about healthy housing, this course was designed with you in mind. You will learn about the well-documented link between health and housing; become familiar with the 8 principles of keeping your home healthy; identify the four interdependent systems found in most homes that impact not just our health, but our quality of life; and develop strategies for communicating with residents. Read more here.

BPI Launches the Healthy Home Evaluator Certification

October 4th, 2016 | Posted in News

Today, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) announces the nationwide launch of the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certification. This certification will help the nation’s home performance, weatherization, and healthy housing workforce conduct assessments in homes to determine conditions that may adversely affect occupant health and safety.

Through a contract from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc., (Solutions), a subsidiary of National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), developed the curriculum for an HHE certification study course.  Through this contract, Solutions also provided BPI with funding to promote the HHE. Read more here.

HUD Awards a New Task Order to Solutions for the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network

June 24th, 2016 | Posted in News

On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes awarded a new four-year task order contract to Healthy Housing Solutions for the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network. Solutions has been managing the Training Center since 2010 under contracts issued by HUD and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Training Center was created in 2003 and initially managed by Solutions’ parent organization, the National Center for Healthy Housing, under grant funding provided by CDC.

The Training Center includes a network of over 40 training affiliates and five regional lead training partners located throughout the United States, all of which offer 10 healthy homes-related classroom courses. Additionally, the Training Center offers two online courses. As part of the new HUD task order, Solutions will develop the study course for the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) new “Healthy Home Evaluator” micro-credential, which will be available later in 2016. Read more here.

Solutions Launches the Healthy Home Checkup!

June 24th, 2016 | Posted in News

On May 2, 2016, the Healthy Home Checkup by Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc.® was officially launched after four years of development and field testing. The Checkup was created to help millions of Americans to correct significant health and safety risks in their homes. The Checkup relies upon a science-based assessment protocol that utilizes a visual assessment, plus diagnostic testing, to check homes for hazards and deficiencies, and then make repair recommendations. The Checkup assessment is conducted using an electronic application, known as “Software as a Service,” which enables assessors to inspect homes in either real time or offline mode. The Checkup findings and recommendations are contained in an easy-to-read report, which homeowners can use to make any necessary repairs to assure that their home is healthy and safe. Solutions’ market research suggests that over 11.6 million households across the country will pay to have their homes checked for health and safety hazards!

Solutions is offering the Checkup as a pure technology monthly subscription license to home inspectors, Building Analysts, Energy Auditors, indoor air quality assessors, green raters, aging in place specialists, and others who routinely work in and inspect homes. Read more here and to visit the Healthy Home Checkup website.