The Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative is a city-wide collaboration of community partners and stakeholders from multiple sectors, who have joined together to begin to address the health issues faced by residents due to poor housing conditions. The key health concerns related to housing include asthma, elderly falls, and lead paint poisoning.
The Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative was established with support from an EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Grant and Health New England, and is led by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition. Organizational members include healthcare, municipal departments, community organizations, utility companies, and more. For a list of member organizations, click here.
- Trainings on Healthy Homes principles and strategies for professionals and residents
- Housing forums and other efforts to educate and empower community residents in addressing unhealthy housing issues
- Development of a new coordinated referral system for concerns related to housing and health
- Community health worker pilot project to combine asthma home visits with referrals to housing remediation resources
The Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the City of Springfield’s Office of Housing (1600 East Columbus). The time and location are subject to change, so please visit our events page for the most up to date information. Click here to view our meeting minutes.
If your agency is interested in joining this effort, complete the membership form.
Our monthly newsletters are now viewable from this website. You may select any of the following archived files to view: