What is the Healthy Homes Initiative?
The Richmond City Health District’s Lead-Safe & Healthy Homes Initiative (LSHHI) takes a holistic approach to preventing diseases and injuries that result from housing-related hazards and deficiencies. We empower citizens and the Richmond community through education and intervention to properly maintain a healthy and safe home.
For information and resources to help you maintain a healthy home, CLICK HERE.
Resources for Physicians and Healthcare Workers, CLICK HERE.
Childhood Lead Poisoning
Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends public health actions be initiated. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a life-time. Lead-Safe Richmond
Community Partner Coalition
The goal of the LSHHI, along with our many community partners, is to address home-based factors that can result in injury or illness and/or exacerbate or prolong existing health problems. We help provide residents with an understanding of the cause and effect linkage of housing related conditions to health outcomes and provide recommendations for prevention, remediation, and referrals for intervention. CLICK HERE for a list of our partners.
Phone: 804-205-3500 ext. 7