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Loyola University Chicago

Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities

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Vision

The vision for Loyola University’s Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities Initiative (HHHCI) is to establish an expansive interdisciplinary university-community-public-private partnership to tackle the problem of environmental toxins in homes and communities through a range of activities. This approach integrates a unique set of strategies and tactics, including applied research, public education, organizing, coalition building, legislative and policy advocacy, and policy implementation.

Goal

The goal of the HHHCI is to develop Loyola University Chicago as a leading educational institution with a commitment to advancing healthy homes and healthy communities free of environmental and social toxins. The project will use an integrative research and advocacy model to address the public health and housing problems associated with environmental toxins. This approach integrates a unique set of strategies and tactics, including applied research, public education, organizing, coalition building, legislative and policy advocacy, and policy implementation.  

View the HHHCI Concept Paper

Key Accomplishments 

The Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities Initiative already has been successful in building recognition, commitment, and agreement among key public and community members as well as university faculty, staff, and students. A number of new and ongoing projects and events has helped propel the initiative and its goals among the university’s faculty, staff, and students across all campuses and also garnered the attention of community partners/organizations and individuals at the city and county level. The following efforts reflect accomplishments to date.  The Initiative intends to build on these efforts as it moves forward.

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