Healthy Neighborhoods Program

    The New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) seeks to reduce the burden of housing related illness and injury through a holistic, and pro-active healthy homes approach. The program provides in-home assessments and interventions for asthma, indoor air quality, lead, fire safety, and other environmental health hazards in selected communities throughout New York. The program targets housing in high-risk areas that are identified using housing, health, and socioeconomic indicators from census and surveillance data. The HNP uses a combination of door-to-door canvassing and referrals to reach residents in these high-risk areas. During a visit, an outreach worker provides education (written and verbal), referrals and products to help residents correct or reduce housing hazards.
What can you do to create a healthy home environment?
1. Keep it dry
2. Keep it clean
3. Keep it well-ventilated
4. Keep it pest-free
5. Keep it contaminant-free
6. Keep it safe
7. Keep it well-maintained

Common hazards or conditions in a home
Carbon monoxide
Cleaning and clutter
Drinking Water
Emergencies and Disasters
Fire safety
Food safety
Hazardous chemicals
Indoor air quality
Injury prevention
Lead poisoning prevention
Mold and moisture
Pest control (e.g., mice, rats, cockroaches, bedbugs, mosquitoes)
Seven Principles of Healthy Homes
Tobacco control and secondhand smoke
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)