Loyola University Chicago

Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities

Agenda and Presentations

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8:30–9 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9–9:30 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • John Pelissero, Provost, Loyola University Chicago
  • Cort Lohff, Medical Director, Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Terry Mason, COO, Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (invited)
  • Matt Ammon, Acting Director, Healthy Homes, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Susan Hedman, Region V Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

9:30–11:30 a.m.: Keynote Address and Presenters

  • Keynote Speaker:Ronald Sims, former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Why Care About Healthy Housing and Healthy Communities?
      Followed by Question and Answer period
  • Presentations:
    • 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

      Download a PowerPoint of the presentation: Binns Presentation
    • 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

      Download PowerPoints of the two presentations: Treering Presentation, Jacobs Presentation
  • Question and Answer period

11:30–11:45 a.m.: 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 a.m.–3 p.m.: 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
    Focus of presenters:
    • Review of existing public health and social interventions (including education)
    • Identification of new initiatives
    • Rachel Ramsey, Sinai program
    • Loreen Targos, formerly Metropolitan Tenants Organization
    • Stephanie Altman, Shriver Poverty Law Center (invited)
    Download a pdf version of the outcomes of the working session: Interventions Briefing Paper

  • Where Do We Go From Here: Current Laws and Enforcement Practices, and Future Approaches
    Focus of presenters:
    • Current laws, local enforcement mechanisms, challenges
    • Identification of different approaches
    • Emily Coffey, Loyola University School of Law
    • Anne Pearson, Vice President, Programs, ChangeLab Solutions
    • Michael Scobey, Assistant Director, Advocacy and Local Issues, Illinois Association of Realtors
    Download a pdf version of the outcomes of the working session: Reshaping Regulatory Landscape; Regulatory Table

  • Sustainable Solutions: Identification of ways to leverage dollars
    Focus of presenters:
    • The impact of building and rehabbing on establishing healthy homes and the ways in which federal, state and private programs are addressing green and healthy housing/li>
    • Identify emerging trends and strategies that promote affordable housing and communities that are healthy, safe, and sustainable.
    • Peter Levavi, Senior Vice President, Brinshaw Development (invited)
    • Yianice Hernandez, Enterprise Community Partners
    • Tim Pennell, Third Sector Capital Partners (invited)
    Download a pdf version of the outcomes of the working session: Sustainable Solutions Briefing Paper

  • Putting Healthy Homes on Decision Makers’ Radar Screen
    Focus of presenters:
    • The different types of information needed by different decision makers: philanthropists, legislators, media.
    • Identify key messages to convey and how the message is shaped so that the various interest groups are engaged.
    • Harry Osterman, Alderman
    • Susy Schultz, Director, Community Media
    • Joan Vitale, Special Initiatives Director, Voices for Illinois Children
    Download a pdf version of the outcomes of the working session: Decisionmakers Briefing Paper

(Lunch and mid-session break)

3–3:45 p.m.: Where Do We Go From Here: Summary of Breakout Action Plans