The Lowell Healthy Homes Program is a three-year program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that examines the connection between housing conditions and childhood asthma. The program works in partnership with the Lowell Community Health Center (LCHC), the Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA), Community Teamwork Inc. (CTI), the Lowell Housing Authority (LHA), and Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership (MVHP).
By adopting a coordinated, comprehensive and holistic approach, the Lowell Healthy Homes Program aims to reduce the burden of asthma, improve the quality of life for asthmatic children and their families, and create safer home environments. The program focuses on several housing issues including mold and mildew, pest management, dust mites, and home safety. The program works with families in Lowell that have at least one asthmatic child under the age of 15, over a 10-month period to remediate potential asthma triggers, while providing education related to asthma mitigation and prevention.
Families who participate in the program receive an environmental health assessment by qualified home health assessment workers to identify hazards in the home that may worsen the asthma condition. In addition, they are provided free items that may help reduce asthma symptoms, including allergen proof mattress covers, HEPA vacuum cleaner, and cleaning and storage items.
For more information please contact David Turcotte.
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