Cambridge-Somerville Healthy Homes Project

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Description

The goal of the Cambridge-Somerville Healthy Homes Project is to lower the frequency of asthma attacks in children and help families make their homes safer.

Participants are referred to the program either by physicians or themselves. After referral, program staff conduct three in-home visits, during which they provide medical education, assess the home for asthma triggers and home safety hazards, and provide environmental interventions to reduce exposure to these triggers.

Goal / Mission

The goal of the Cambridge-Somerville Healthy Homes Project is to lower the frequency of asthma attacks in children and help families make their homes safer.

Results / Accomplishments

Each year the program serves 40-60 children and their families.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Alicia Morris
(617) 665-3836
amorris@challiance.org
http://www.nchh.org/Portals/0/Contents/Coalition_A...
Categories
Health / Respiratory Diseases
Health / Children's Health
Organization(s)
Cambridge Department of Public Health
Source
Asthma Regional Council of New England
Date of publication
Sep 2006
Date of implementation
1999
Geographic Type
Urban
Location
Cambridge and Somerville, MA
Target Audience
Children

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