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Human Health and Environmental Health Action Plan

FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born.

 

FACT: Even children that seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies.

 

FACT: People can get lead in their bodies by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or paint chips with lead in them.

 

FACT: People have many options for reducing lead hazards. In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a hazard.

 

FACT: Removing lead-based paint improperly can increase the danger to your family.

 

U.S. EPA, U.S. CPSC, U.S. HUD

 

"Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home-Pamphlet"

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The health of a community not only involves the environmental quality of the community, but the physical and mental health of its residents as well. An efficient community starts with healthy residents. Take a look at your family and yourself. Are you healthy? Do you know where to go if you develop medical problems? Do you follow proper nutritional guidelines? Are you aware of environmental hazards? Health issues affect all members of the family and each generation must deal with specific issues.

"Good physical and mental health throughout the community is essential to allow citizens to participate fully in community life." -From Sustainable Communities Network

To evaluate the health of your community, start with your own family. Think about your family's health as a group and then think about each individual member and the problems that men, women, children, seniors and minorities may face. The results will give you a working knowledge of your health as well as that of your family and it will also point out problem areas that may need assistance. Then, think about your environment. Become aware of potential environmental hazards that may effect you and your family and learn how protection and prevention, changing your lifestyle and introducing healthy alternatives will start you on the path to good health

Human Health Action Plan
Environmental Health Action Plan

Human Health Action Plan

Goals and Objectives

Goals

Objectives

Now that you have established your goals and are committed to living a healthier life, let's look at ways in which the entire community can be involved. Click here for Human Health Action Plan Indicators and Linkages [PDF, 11pp, 250k, about pdf]

Recommendations for Action Planning

These are just a few ideas to get you started toward a healthier you and a healthier community.

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Environmental Health Action Plan

Taking steps to reduce and prevent health risks from environmental factors will greatly increase the health of your family. A valuable source of information can be found at the National Association for County and City Health Officials Site. Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

The following segment provides resources that will help you to reduce your risk of exposure to a variety of environmental factors. Click here for Environmental Health Action Plan Indicators and Linkages [PDF, 11pp, 250k, about pdf]

Goals and Objectives

Goals

To develop an understanding of Environmental factors and how they relate to health. This includes learning about health hazards associated with common household cleaners and paints, and becoming aware of air quality issues. From this you will gain the knowledge to reduce your risk of exposure from these factors.

Objectives

Recommendations for Action Planning

Radon
Lead
Indoor Air Quality
Air Quality
Household Hazardous Wastes
Ozone

Click here for assistance with the execution of Environmental Health Risk Reduction and Prevention Actions Plans.

Click here for Human Health Action Plan Indicators and Linkages [PDF, 11pp, 250k, about pdf]

Click here for Environmental Health Action Plan Indicators and Linkages [PDF, 11pp, 250k, about pdf]

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