Healthy Homes Initiative

The association between health and housing has been known for hundreds of years. People spend around 90% of their time indoors. Your home is a very important environment where you and your family may spend much of your time. If your home environment is unhealthy or unsafe, it can lead to disease, injury or even death.  The quality of housing effects our quality of life. A home can support health and well-being.


The Connecticut Department of Public Health Healthy Homes Initiative is a holistic and comprehensive approach designed to address the connection between housing and health. The goal of the Healthy Homes Initiative is to promote health and well-being through safe and healthy home environments.  This is accomplished by addressing physical, chemical, and toxic hazards in the home through a variety of programs.


What is a Healthy Home?

A healthy home is sited, designed, built, renovated, and maintained in accordance with health and safety codes to support health and energy efficiency. The healthy homes approach uses health and safety codes and best practices in a coordinated, comprehensive, and holistic approach to prevent illness, disease, and injury that result from housing-related hazards and deficiencies.



                     Click on the house to get CDC Tips by Room.


The National Center for Healthy Housing created tips for creating a healthy home. They include:

Healthy Home Initiative:




    Healthy Homes Checklist 




    HOARDING information