After trying out different approaches, Isles CHWs now offer virtual video walkthroughs with in-person exterior assessments. First, Isles’ CHWs come to the exterior of the home and test sills and other wood surfaces for lead.

Residents then video chat with CHWs while walking through their homes so that the CHWs can identify any issues using our visual assessment form. They look for issues like deteriorated paint, water intrusion, mold, signs of pests, poorly functioning windows, aging heaters, and clutter. The CHWs ask the residents questions about home practices that might exacerbate asthma, such as cleaning products used.