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Healthy Homes

People in the United States spend about half of every day inside their homes.  The quality of our homes greatly impacts our health.  A healthy home can support wellness, while preventing disease and injury.  An unhealthy one can contribute to numerous adverse health outcomes and limit quality of life.  There are many aspects of a home that make it healthy. To assess your home for potential health risks or safety hazards, conduct a Healthy Homes Environmental Visual Assessment of your home.  Click HERE for more information.

Make Your Home a Healthy Home 

Click HERE for a video on simple steps you can take to make your home healthier!

The seven elements of a healthy home include:


Keep it Dry!

Prevent water damage and mold growth by checking your plumbing, roof, and draining systems for leaks.

Keep it Clean!

Keep all areas free of clutter
and contaminants.

Picking up clutter
Outlet covers

Keep it Safe!

Install smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
and fire extinguishers, while taking other
safety measures to prevent injuries.

Keep it Well-Ventilated!

Supply fresh air and eliminate the concentrations of radon, carbon monoxide,
and tobacco smoke in your home.

Kitchen Ventilation
Flaking Paint

Keep it Contaminant-free!

Reduce the exposure of lead and other contaminants in your home.

Keep it Well-Maintained!

Inspect, clean, and repair
your home routinely.

Closed System HEPA Vacuum
Insect Trap

Keep it Pest-free!

Seal cracks and openings to prevent insects and rodents from entering your home.

The Ohio Department of Health’s Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OHHLPPP) is the primary healthy homes program in the state of Ohio. OHHLPPP is tasked with building healthy homes awareness; educating housing and health professionals; and providing primary prevention programs across the state directly and through its network of funded regional partners.


Program Supervisor:  Chris Alexander
Phone:  614-728-0880

Environmental Supervisor:  Pam Blais

Surveillance Contact:  Sarah Barker
Phone:  614-728-6816

Case Management/Education:  Kelly Harris
Phone:  614-728-4115

Healthy Homes Coordinator:  Angela Evans
Phone:  614-644-7799

Principal Investigator: John Belt


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Ohio Department of Health. 

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
246 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 1-877-LEADSAFE (532-3723)

Fax: (614) 728-6793

Page Updated: 6/6/17