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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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26May

Webinar Recording: LIFE Program

Recorded on May 25, 2017

Housing is one of a number of social determinants of health. It also happens to be a cost effective, viable alternative to government-assisted nursing homes, state hospitals and other state centers if access to the right services and supports is available.

During this webinar, hear about the Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) Program that is Pennsylvania’s first managed long-term services and supports program serving frail seniors in the community. Representatives from the PA Department of Human Services and the PA LIFE Provider Alliance provide a broad overview of the LIFE program. Representatives from New Courtland Senior Services and the Beaver County Housing Authority discuss how people have been able to retain their housing and age in place with help from this program.

Presenters:

  • Ben Laudermilch, Executive Housing Director, PA Department of Human Services
  • Jonathan  Bowman, LIFE Program Director, PA Department of Human Services
  • Joan Bradbury, Government Relations Senior Associate, DeBrunner & Associates
  • Bob Theil, Government Affairs Manager, New Courtland Senior Services
  • Brian Yaworsky, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

LIFE webinar 5 25 ppt FINAL ONE

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23May

Which Types of Federal Housing Assistance Are Associated with Improved Health?

Share List Report by Andrew Fenelon, Patrick Mayne, Alan E. Simon, Lauren M. Rossen, Veronica Helms, Patricia Lloyd, Jon Sperling, Barry L. Steffen in the American Journal of Public Health Published: 2017 Living in public or multifamily housing, forms of federal housing assistance, is associated with a decreased chance of poor health or psychological distress, but…

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May

Trump’s budget hits his own voters hardest

Share List By: Andrew Restuccia  , Matthew Nussbaum and Sarah Ferris, Politico Published: May 22, 2017 Donald Trump, whose populist message and promises to help American workers propelled him to the White House, is set to issue a budget proposal on Tuesday that instead takes aim at the social safety net on which many of his…

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May

Pennsylvania ranks near top of states with kids with high levels of lead

Share List By Nicole C. Brambila, Reading Eagle Published: Wednesday May 10, 2017 Pennsylvania has among the nation’s largest percentage of children with high blood lead levels, according to a recently-published study in the Journal of Pediatrics. With roughly 8 percent of the state’s children having lead-to-blood concentrations of 5 micrograms per deciliter, Pennsylvania is…

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09May

Congress Reaches Deal on FY17 Spending

Share List By: National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Published: May 1, 2017 Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress announced late in the evening Sunday, April 30 that they reached a deal on a final FY17 spending package to fund the federal government through September and avert a government shutdown. The spending package is expected…

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