Healthy Homes Initiative- Chicago Dept of Public Health

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This is Dr. Lohff (CDPH Medical Director for Environmental Health) presentation at the 2012 EMed Healthcare Innovation Exchange meeting on May 8, 2012.

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Healthy Homes Initiative- Chicago Dept of Public Health

  1. 1. Chicago Department of Public Health Healthy Homes Initiative May 8, 2012 Bechara Choucair, MD Commissioner & Cort Lohff, MD Medical Director, Environmental Health @ChiPublicHealth on Twitter Rahm Emanuel Bechara Choucair, MD Mayor Commissioner
  2. 2. A COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC HEALTH AGENDAA blueprint for action to create:• Healthy City• Healthy Neighborhoods• Healthy Homes• Healthy People
  3. 3. Chicago Public Health Agenda
  4. 4. IT DEMANDS THAT WE MAKE CHANGES• In policies• In programs• In health education
  5. 5. CDPH & Emergency Departments• Asthma Surveillance• HIV Opt-Out Testing• Syndromic Surveillance
  6. 6. Healthy Homes Definition• A healthy home is one that is designed, built and maintained to support health
  7. 7. Healthy Homes Approach• Holistic• Coordinated
  8. 8. Healthy Homes Principles• Dry• Clean• Pest-free• Safe• Contaminant-free• Well-ventilated• Well-maintained
  9. 9. Home-Based Health Hazards• Lead• ETS• Pests• Mold• Radon• Carbon monoxide• Structural problems• Others
  10. 10. High Risk Groups• The very young and very old• Those with limited resources to maintain their homes
  11. 11. Healthy Homes Initiative• Integrated into Lead Poisoning Prevention Program• Adopts activities successfully used to address lead poisoning: – Surveillance – Assessment – Education – Policy development – Enforcement• Addresses lead and other home-based health hazards
  12. 12. Healthy Homes Initiative• Strategic planning• Identify partners (other governmental agencies, academia, non-profits)• Identify funding• Develop and implement assessment tools• Train staff• Provide direct assistance to tenants and property owners
  13. 13. Asthma Collaborative (Proposed)• Indoor allergens and irritants that trigger asthma attacks: – ETS – Dust mites – Mold – Cockroaches and other pests – Pets – Nitrogen dioxide – Chemical irritants – Wood smoke
  14. 14. Asthma Collaborative (Proposed)• Identification and remediation of these triggers can reduce the frequency and severity of attacks
  15. 15. Asthma Collaborative (Proposed)• Identification of children with frequent ED visits for asthma• Referral of child to CDPH for home visit to identify potential triggers• Provide education, referrals, and products that can remediate the triggers
  16. 16. How To Connect With Us www.Cityofchicago.org/Health HealthyChicago@cityofchicago.org Facebook.com/ChicagoPublicHealth @ChiPublicHealth http://gplus.to/ChiPublicHealth (312) 747-9884

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