Baltimore’s Transition to Healthy Homes. Structuring a comprehensive, community-based healthy homes effort. Genevieve Birkby, MPH, MA Baltimore City Health Department Healthy Homes & Communities Division. Overview . Describe Baltimore’s transition to healthy homes
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Structuring a comprehensive, community-based healthy homes effort
Genevieve Birkby, MPH, MA
Baltimore City Health Department
Healthy Homes & Communities Division
55,000 children under 6
65% African American
Median family income – $37,000
Limited affordable, healthy housing
Goal - Clean, Green, Healthy
The number of lead-poisoned children under age 6 in Baltimore decreased from 2,189 in the year 2000 to 626 in 2007.
Households reporting any pest problem: 79.5%
44% with no working smoke alarms
Asthma reported: 43%
No working heat: 17%
Indoor smoking: 36%
Results: What did we find?
Lead Inspections & Enforcement
LAAP (Lead Abatement Action Program)
Community Planning & InitiativesCurrent Division Structure
Healthy Homes and Communities
Response to both identified priorities and emerging needs