The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative of Rhode Island, Wed, Mar 16 at 12:30 PM - Cranston, RI

  • 16 Mar 2016
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The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative of Rhode Island
Wednesday, March 16, 12:30 to 2 PM
Corner Bakery Cafe - Garden City 140 Hillside Road, Cranston, RI 02920

The mission of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative is to break the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families. In Rhode Island, we pursue this mission through two programs: (1) on the ground: implementation of the comprehensive GHHI intervention in the homes of low-income families, and (2) upstream: leading the Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Homes, a coalition of 70+ organizations committed to align, braid and coordinate information, resources and data to improve the health, safety and energy efficient of all Rhode Island Homes.

Each year, billions of US taxpayer dollars are lost on unhealthy homes: $43.4 billion from lead poisoning, $20 billion from asthma-related illnesses, and $19 billion from trip and fall injuries among seniors. In Rhode Island, one in twelve children starting kindergarten have elevated blood lead levels, which can cause learning disabilities, loss of IQ, and reduced attention spans. Asthma is the most common chronic condition among children, and the leading cause of school absences in the US.

In this presentation, Betsy Stubblefield Loucks will talk about how GHHI supports on-the ground work and supports better coordination at the state level in order to ensure that all Rhode Islanders live in safe, healthy, energy efficient homes.

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