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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of the Surgeon General

Last Reviewed: 2009

This Call to Action lays out steps people can take to avoid disease, disability, and injury from health hazards in their houses. It discusses ways to reduce housing-related health hazards that cause or contribute to disease and injuries, explaining:

  • The need for healthy homes
  • Connections between health and homes
  • Steps to promote healthy homes through prevention strategies
  • Research on homes and health 
  • Future actions for healthy homes

This report also describes plans for far-reaching, coordinated actions to best improve public health and to lessen disparities in access to healthy homes.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Surgeon General. (2009). The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/reports-and-publications/healthy-homes/index.html