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Healthy Homes Initiative, Newsletter

Spotlight on Weatherization Plus Health Regional Conference

DOE LogoThe US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Plus Health initiative is a national effort to comprehensively and strategically coordinate resources to improve the energy efficiency, health, and safety of low-income homes. NASCSP is implementing the project on behalf of DOE and has planned a series of regional conferences that will facilitate strong, effective partnerships between the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and healthy home providers.

The second of six regional conferences will take place August 24-26, 2011, in Bozeman, Montana. Conference highlights include introductory courses to Healthy Homes and WAP, healthy homes experts discussing successful collaborations and best practices, as well as federal and national healthy homes project updates.  As an added bonus, the conference will also feature facilitated state meetings that will bring together stakeholders from each represented state and, with the help of a trained facilitator, establish a foundation for future partnerships by constructing a list of shared priorities. This work will serve as a building block for future local and state-level collaboration between WAP and healthy homes practitioners.

If you have questions about Healthy Homes or upcoming Weatherization Plus Health conferences, contact Jenae Bjelland, Director of Healthy Homes (bjelland@nascsp.org).

Get registration information and agendas for all six conferences on our Weatherization Plus Healthy event page.

by Glory Anwanwan

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