Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities

ASTHO supports state health agency efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with built environment health threats in the U.S. through the development of healthy communities and homes.

Healthy Housing

CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
CDC’s CLPPP provides support to state and local health departments to develop, implement, and evaluate lead poisoning prevention activities. In addition they develop programs and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning and educate the public and health care providers about childhood lead poisoning prevention.

National Center for Healthy Housing
The National Center for Healthy Housing conducts research to find scientifically valid and practical strategies for making homes safe and healthy.

Indoor Environmental Quality

While many states struggle to find funding for childhood blood lead testing and follow up, Texas DSHS and Georgia DOH have secured Medicaid reimbursement funding to support their programs. These funds have been used to support staff collecting, analyzing and reporting childhood blood lead data, providing information to parents and health care providers, conducting environmental lead inspections, and conducting lead inspections. This document describes these two promising state strategies.

Read State Stories: Medicaid Reimbursement for Childhood Lead Poisoning Services »

Smart Growth

This is a compilation of resources to help public health professionals, as well as professionals in other sectors, integrate public health in land use and planning decisions.

See the Smart Growth Resources Page »