Tag: Healthy Homes

Advancing Equity through Advocacy

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD and Marcus Smith Encouraging our public officials to address the needs of children, in contrast to prioritizing their voting constituents, is a daunting challenge. Despite the often-cited truth that “children are our future,” support for children’s issues is often lacking and demands that […]

Healthy Housing: Innovation Gone Wrong

By: Marcus Smith, MBA and Jacquelyn Rose, MPH This is the second in a series of four blog posts that we plan to publish during Healthy Homes Month that explores how organizations can leverage housing innovations as a platform to help children to flourish, thrive, and succeed. Lead […]

New Resource Highlights Building for Health

By: Marcus Smith The Building for Health initiative, developed and launched earlier this year by Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program and Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), is designed to ensure families get their housing concerns addressed efficiently and effectively, no matter what the problem is. We are thrilled […]

Healthy Homes Expands Statewide

By: Marcus Smith As we celebrate our 15th year of service to low-income homeowners in Connecticut, we are excited to announce that Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program is expanding statewide. Our announcement comes during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, a week in which we, and other similar organizations […]

Healthy Homes: 15 Years of Impact

By: Chris Corcoran Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program (Healthy Homes) improves the lives of young children and their families by making homes lead-safe, healthy and more energy efficient. Research shows that addressing all of those areas can have a profound impact on health outcomes, as opposed to focusing […]