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Housing and Health

Housing and Health

Why is housing important to health? Recent epidemiological studies have linked substandard housing to increased risk of chronic illness.1 Asthma and other respiratory illnesses have been associated with homes that are damp, cold, or moldy.1-2 Exposure to lead-based paint can lead to elevated blood lead levels, resulting in neurological problems, hypertension, and developmental problems.3 And physical conditions in the home have also been linked to increased injury due to trips, slips, and falls.1,4 Indoor environments are particularly important for child health; children spend as much as 80-90 percent of their time indoors...

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Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee
17 Aug

Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the appointment of national experts to gu...
Quality Improvement Awards
16 Aug

Quality Improvement Awards

HHS announced the FY 2017 Quality Improvement Awards. Nearly $105 million has been awarded to 1,...
The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress
16 Aug

The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress

The most recent Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress points out the number of people experi...
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