Environmental Health

To prepare for this Application Assignment, review the CDC Healthy Housing Inspection Manual reading assignments. Identify the location of the home you are inspecting. Inspecting your own living space is an option. If you choose to inspect a different space (a friend’s home, for instance), then the resident needs to give permission and realize that this is a voluntary activity. 

I WOULD LIKE TO INSPECT A FRIEND’S HOME

To complete this Application Assignment, write a 1-page paper describing the location where you conduct the CDC Healthy Homes 
Inspection. 

Knowing the particularities of your locale,( CALIFORNIA) specify three additional questions that you should address regarding healthy home environments.

Support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. 

• Required Resources
Media
• Video: Laureate Education, Inc. (2010). Impact of environmental health. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.

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Readings
• Course Text: Friis, R. H. (2012). Essentials of environmental health (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

o Chapter 1, “Introduction: The Environment at Risk”
o Chapter 2, “Environmental Epidemiology”
o PowerPoint: Chapter 1, “Introduction: The Environment at Risk”
o PowerPoint: Chapter 2, “Environmental Epidemiology”
• Document: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, & U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Healthy housing inspection manual. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/publications/books/inspectionmanual/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Healthy housing inspection manual. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. Reprinted by permission.

o Read the Preface (pp. 1–3)
o Scan Section 1 (pp. 4–9)
o Scan Section 2 (pp. 10–58)
o Read Appendix 1 (pp. 59–84)
o Read Appendix 3 (pp. 87–90)
Web Resources
• Friis, R. H. (2011). Essentials of environmental health flashcards. Retrieved from
http://publichealth.jbpub.com/essential/friis/2e/Login.aspx?

o Chapter 1, “Introduction: The Environment at Risk”
o Chapter 2, “Environmental Epidemiology”
Websites
• National Environmental Health Association. (2011). National environmental health association. Retrieved from
http://www.neha.org/index.shtml
• National Center for Healthy Housing. (2011). National healthy homes training center and network. Retrieved from
http://www.nchh.org/Training/National-Healthy-Homes-Training-Center.aspx
Optional Resources

Articles
• Kondratas, R. (1994). Images from the history of the Public Health Service; A photographic exhibit. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/phs_history/preface.html
Web Resources
• Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health. (2004). Water’s edge game. Retrieved from
http://www.mclph.umn.edu/watersedge/index.html
Websites
• National Center for Healthy Housing. (2011). National center for healthy housing. Retrieved from
http://www.nchh.org/Home.aspx

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