Wisconsin Healthy Homes Program
About the Program
The Wisconsin Healthy Homes Program brings together partners from
weatherization, public health, community assistance programs, clinical health care, and
other health and housing service agencies to improve collaboration and
decrease risk factors in the home that lead to illness, injury and death in
Wisconsin. By building a
closer link between environmental public health services and housing
services, Wisconsin aims to improve housing conditions that affect health.
The Wisconsin Healthy Homes Program has developed several tools,
including a Healthy
Home Assessment Form and poster. In addition, links to other agencies
are included below. We encourage you to
use these tools and tailor them to your individual program needs.
This one-page assessment
form was designed to be used by non-environmental health staff during
well-baby, asthma education, visiting nurse and social services-type
home visits. The form allows existing staff with limited
environmental health training to:
- Quickly assess for major healthy home hazards and risks;
- Provide low-cost, simple interventions; and
- Connect clients with additional community services.
|This poster was originally designed to be used in doctors' offices to
initiate dialogue between the clinician and patient on hazards in the
home. However, it could be useful in a variety of settings,
including schools, day cares, public health department offices and
clinics, or community centers.
The poster dimensions are 17 inches wide by 24 inches tall. It
can be downloaded in pdf or jpg formats. You can personalize the
poster for your own community by adding your agency logo and contact
information at the top of the poster. However, if you use the
poster we ask that you acknowledge the Wisconsin Division of Public Health as well.
This manual, published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and in collaboration
with other partners, provides guidance on developing a program in your community.
The HUD Healthy Homes Program Guidance Manual pre-release draft is
based on proven approaches and techniques, and the most current research.
It is written for everyone interested in developing or expanding a Healthy
Homes program. Substantial savings in health care costs and improved
quality of life can be achieved by reducing health and safety hazards in
The Manual focuses on the seven principles of a healthy home: Keep it
Dry, Clean, Safe, Ventilated, Pest-Free, Contaminant-Free, and Maintained.
The Manual includes guidance, tools, and case studies to help establish
and improve Healthy Homes programs.
This one-pager (front and back) lists the top 29 hazards found in
homes. The Healthy Home Rating System (HHRS) is based upon the
successful Home Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) developed by the
United Kingdom (UK) for use in evaluating risks posed to residents from
conditions found in the home.
For More Information:
Brooke Thompson, Program Manager
Wisconsin Healthy Homes Program
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health
1 W Wilson St, Rm 150
Madison, WI 53702
July 23, 2014