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Healthy Homes Initiative

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) collaborates with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) to support research, education, and extension programs that  increase home health and safety, improve family health, and build stronger communities.  Since 1999, the HHI has addressed multiple housing related problems that affect the health of children and families.  This cooperation resulted in funding to Auburn University for the Healthy Homes Partnership involving numerous states delivering educational programs through the Land-Grant University System.  These efforts have mobilized individual actions and improved environmental decision-making skills among millions of consumers.  NIFA is also supporting HUD in development of healthyhomes.gov, which will be coming in 2012. 

Visit the Housing and Urban Development Healthy Homes Program page here.



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