USA – Housing for Health

Healthabitat’s Housing for Health methodology works in urban, rural and remote settings.
We know this because we have worked in all of these environments.

Project Background Housing for Health overseas since 2010

A Global Issue Poor health from the living environment is not limited by geography, by skin color or by religion

A poor living environment, poor housing and the bugs that do people harm. None of those are limited by geography, by skin colour or by religion.

A rigorous methodology that improves the living environment. Tested in a variety of urban, rural and remote conditions in locations across the globe.

An improved living environment and that allows people the hardware they need to keep healthy.


HH partners IWSH made a video of the CPC challenge Navajo Nation 2018 which gives some good context to the project and shows that the issues we have seen in Australia are universal.

Lessons from the Data Poor living environments not limited by geography

Projects in the USA are small and often require large infrastructure upgrades which means money is spent on getting power and water to a house rather than testing to see if a shower is working.

Working with small community populations and small house sample sizes mean health status changes slowly. The data we have so far is therefore subject to change as projects continue.

We know the importance of these healthy living practices and improving health status has been proved many times elsewhere in the world. The data below is from CPC Navajo Nation – Baca Prewitt 2018

Before

40

After

89
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Safety:

Water connected

Before

40

After

100
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Safety:

Electrical earth connection OK

Before

10

After

89
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Critical Healthy Living Practice 1 –

Washing people, particularly children: Houses with hot water to SHOWER.

Before

30

After

89
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Critical Healthy Living Practice 3 –

Removing waste water safely: Houses with a working TOILET

Meet our Project Partners Healthabitat links in with good people on the ground

IAMPO

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been protecting the public’s health and safety for ninety-three years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.

IAMPO has been a long time collaborator with HH and worked on the CPC Navajo projects.

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DIGDEEP

DIGDEEP is not a water charity. We’re a human rights non-profit working to ensure that every American has clean, running water forever.

HH has collaborated with DIGDEEP on the CPC Navajo Projects.

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Community Solutions

Community Solutions believe that all communities have the power to end homelessness — we work with the cities and counties making it a reality every day.

Healthabitat worked on a trial project to survey and fix several apartments in New York City. This was organised by Common Ground and the Brownsville Partnership. Local community staff volunteered and were trained to complete the Survey Fix work and employed for a week. Local trades were employed to do some fix work on each apartment.

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