The Overlapping Issues of Health and Housing: A Report on California Statewide Data and Healthy Housing Indicators

The California Breathing Asthma Program and the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control are pleased to announce the publication of this resource from the California Department of Public Health, The Overlapping Issues of Health and Housing: A Report on California Statewide Data and Healthy Housing IndicatorsAccording to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes, a healthy home is sited, designed, built, renovated, and maintained in ways that support the health of residents. This concept highlights the complex and overlapping factors that contribute to whether or not a home is safe and healthy. This report is intended to inform, support, and enhance the efforts of those interested in making housing throughout the state healthier. Government agencies, health advocates, housing advocates, policymakers, researchers, health care and social service providers, property owners, building managers, and many others play important roles in ensuring that safe, healthy, and affordable housing is available for all those living in California.

This report covers statewide data on numerous health and housing issues including:

  • Basic characteristics of California housing stock
  • Housing affordability and cost burden for occupants
  • Perceptions of neighborhood safety
  • Asthma triggers in the home
  • Tobacco smoke exposure in the home (second-hand smoke)
  • Lead-based paint exposure and poisoning
  • Accidental injuries and poisonings
  • Overcrowding
  • Reasonable accommodation and modification for disability
  • Access to plumbing and kitchen facilities
  • And more…

The report is available for viewing online.

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