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Fort Madison, IA 52627
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Healthy Home Initiative

Iowa's Healthy Home Initiative was started in 2007 to provide a comprehensive approach to the assessment of hazards in the homes of targeted populations.  The initative has supported training to local environmental healthy pracitioners and other professionals in healthy homes concepts.

In 2009, Lee County Health Department received funding for Iowa's Healthy Homes to design and omplement a healthy homes intervention program in Lee County targeting specific populations that could benefit most from services (families with young children, the elderly, etc.).  The program includes:

  • trained staff completing initial healthy homes assessments;
  • developing a home improvement plan with the residents of the home;
  • completing educational follow-up visits and activities to assist with improving the home environments based on identified needs.

Since the concept of healthy homes requires a collaborative approach to health and housing, partnerships with other agencies, community organizations and medical providers are being developed.

Contact Information

Community Health Program Director
2218 Avenue H
Fort Madison

(319)372-5225 or (800)458-6672