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Healthy Homes Initiative

What is a healthy home?

According to the National Center for Healthy Housing, a healthy home is a home designed, constructed, maintained, or rehabilitated in a manner that supports the health of residents.

What is the healthy homes initiative?

Iowa's Healthy Homes Initiative is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Healthy People and Healthy Communities through Improved Environmental Health program.

The Healthy Homes Initiative is a collaboration between programs housed at the Iowa Department of Public Health, other public health entities and other organizations. The goal of this initiative is to increase awareness of health and housing issues in Iowa. The initiative supports training on housing issues and provides informational materials to the general public.




Healthy Homes & Lead Poisoning Advisory Committee

Contact Information

  • Mindy Uhle
    (515) 242-6131

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