Environmental HealthHRiA maintains an ongoing role in a variety of effective, long-term collaborations that together typify our Healthy Homes/Healthy Living approach. HRiA brings together government agencies, non-profit organizations, clinicians, academics, researchers, and community members to improve the health status of low-income and minority populations at greatest risk. Our approach, which focuses on a range of environmentally-based public health challenges found in the home, schools, childcare centers, and workplaces, seeks to promote policies and practices that remedy the causes and effects of environmental health hazards, as well as to promote improved clinical management.
- Asthma Regional Council: A New England-wide coalition that seeks to tackle environmental and clinical aspects of pediatric and adult asthma.
- Boston Healthy Homes and Schools Collaborative (BHHSC): BHHSC seeks to promote healthy homes, schools, and childcare centers. The collaborative addresses negative environmental conditions in homes and schools in Boston's low-income neighborhoods through advocacy, leadership development, education, and policy change.
- Massachusetts Asthma Action Project (MAAP): A statewide coalition that seeks to reduce asthma-related health disparities while improving the quality of life for all people with asthma in the Commonwealth through coordinated advocacy efforts.