The awards provide a national platform to showcase results from a range of housing and indoor environmental health programs. Criteria for winning the awards include demonstration of the health impact on population, policy/program innovations, impact on the physical environment, economic sustainability, partnership/collaboration, and measurability. The 2018 Awardees are:
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
, Baltimore, MD (Cross-Program) - GHHI has worked with jurisdictions to generate over $300 million in philanthropic, private, corporate support and public support for healthy homes services.
Fort Collins Healthy Homes Program
and DIY Assessment Tool, Fort Collins, CO (Policy and Education Innovation) - An innovative, community member lead solution to address indoor air quality by conducting over 800 in-home assessments using an interaction and customizable
Healthy Homes Assessment Tool
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
/ Thurgood Marshall Apartments, Milwaukee, WI (Public Housing) - N
ew construction project provides 24 one-bedroom units of permanent supporting housing for very low-income adults who are chronically homeless and who suffer from chronic alcoholism.
North Carolina State University
, Raleigh, NC; and
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
, New Orleans, LA (Research) - Major innovation in the linkage of entomologist and environmental epidemiologists, that enables a deeper understanding of how to eradicate cockroach infestations using lower toxicity approaches, significantly reducing household allergens, and improve children's health.