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12Sep

Wolf administration calling for universal blood-lead testing for young Pennsylvania children

Share List By Jenny Wagne, Doylestown Intelligencer Published: September 7, 2017 In an effort to gauge the scope of lead poisoning in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf and other state officials are calling for universal testing of all children under age 2. The governor’s office said in an announcement last week that universal testing would allow…

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11Sep

The Pew Charitable Trusts Releases Report: 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

Share List By: Pew Charitable Trusts Published: August 31, 2017 The report is result of an extensive review on the implications of childhood lead exposure and the most cost-effective policies to reduce and ultimately eliminate lead exposure. Key findings included: Removing leaded drinking water service lines from the homes of children born in 2018 would…

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16Aug

New Report Available on Innovative Solutions to Bridge Quality Housing and Better Health

Share List By: Mercy Housing and The Low Income Investment Fund for the California Endowment and The Kresge Foundation Published: 2017 Innovative Models in Health and Housing This report aims to bridge a knowledge gap between the affordable housing and healthcare fields that limits their ability to implement health and housing projects and partnerships. These…

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Aug

Smoking Ban in Public Housing is the Right Thing To Do

Share List By: The LNP Editorial Board Published: August 14th, 2017 Beginning Oct. 1, all 564 Lancaster City Housing Authority units will be smoke-free. As LNP reported last week, the housing authority is posting notices of its smoke-free policy but says residents are responsible for ensuring that guests follow it. The four-step violation process starts…

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03Aug

ADVOCACY WORKS! – Senate HUD Bill Provides Better or Level Funding for Critical Housing Programs

Share List   By: Phyllis Chamberlain, Executive Director of the Housing Alliance of PA Published: August 3, 2017   Pennsylvania receives $1.2 Billion* annually in federal funding, which allows you to do the good work that you do every day to provide new affordable housing opportunities to people in need.  The Housing Alliance has been…

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26Jul

Ounce of prevention: A healthy homes effort has track record of success

Share List By: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: July 25, 2017 Various groups in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County help disadvantaged residents with home repairs. Now, some of them have pledged to coordinate their efforts so the homes they touch are left as green and healthy as possible. On Friday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald…

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07Jun

Getting Bedbugs Out of Nursing Homes, Apartment Buildings – for Good

Share List By: Philadelphia Inquirer Published: June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Preventing bedbugs in multi-unit housing is cheaper and more effective than dealing with the pests after they’ve settled in, a new report says. The authors looked at dozens of field studies on bedbug management. They concluded that “programs that consider the residents, housing…

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31May

A New Responsibility for Children’s Hospitals: The Health of Neighborhoods

Share List By: Barbara Ray, Shelterforce Weekly Published: May 24, 2017 During a heat wave in the summer of 2010, doctors in Cincinnati saw a spike in emergency room visits from children having asthma attacks. The spike was curious. Despite a city-led public information campaign to encourage residents to use air conditioners to prevent asthma…

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