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Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities


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8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 am – 11:30 am: Keynote Address and Presenters

Keynote Speaker:  Ronald Sims, former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Why Care About Healthy Housing and Healthy Communities? Followed by Question and Answer period



How Indoor Environmental Hazards Harm Children and their Families

Helen Binns, MD, MPH, Professor in Pediatrics-Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care and Preventive Medicine; Nutritional Evaluation and Lead Evaluation Clinics at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

An Overview of the Problem Locally through GIS Mapping Analysis  

David Treering, GIS Specialist, Loyola University Chicago and

David E. Jacobs, PhD, CIH, Director of Research, National Center for Healthy Housing and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Question and Answer period 

11:30 am – 11:45        Break and Move into Concurrent Working Sessions

The purpose of the concurrent working sessions is to begin a discussion on a blueprint(s) for the City of Chicago and Cook County to address indoor environmental toxins and healthy housing.    

11:45 – 3:00    Concurrent Working Sessions

Concurrent working sessions begin with presentations to frame the issues and inform the discussion.


Healthy Housing Initiatives: Increasing Public Health and Social Service Interventions Aimed at Children and Families

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Where Do We Go From Here: Current Laws and Enforcement Practices, and Future Approaches

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Sustainable Solutions: Identification of ways to leverage dollars

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Putting Healthy Homes on Decision Makers’ Radar Screen

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(Lunch and mid-session break)

3:00 – 3:45      Where Do We Go From Here: Summary of Breakout Action Plans