What is a healthy home?
According to the National Center for Healthy Housing, a healthy home is a home designed, constructed, maintained, or rehabilitated in a manner that supports the health of residents.
What is the healthy homes initiative?
Iowa's Healthy Homes Initiative is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Healthy People and Healthy Communities through Improved Environmental Health program.
The Healthy Homes Initiative is a collaboration between programs housed at the Iowa Department of Public Health, other public health entities and other organizations. The goal of this initiative is to increase awareness of health and housing issues in Iowa. The initiative supports training on housing issues and provides informational materials to the general public.
Click on the link below to learn about the many
hazards that could be lurking inside your own home.
Topics covered are: Lead Poisoning, Asbestos, Secondhand Smoke, Animal Dander,
Asthma Triggers, Radon, Bed Bugs, Mold and Mildew, Multiple Chemical
Sensitivity, Roach Infestation, Carbon Monoxide, and more.
Healthy Homes Project
To help ensure that Monona County housing is safe and healthy, a group of concerned citizens formed a healthy Homes Committee approximately 18 months ago. The purpose of the committee was to develop and promote a practical approach for reducing environmental health hazards in homes while preserving affordable housing. The committee recommended housing ordinances be implemented for the unincorporated county sections. In turn, these model ordinances could be used by incorporated town / cities to determine applicability to their own community. Please view the following documents: