Kevin Kennedy, Director of the Environmental Health Program in the Section of Toxicology and Environmental Health at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Original live broadcast date: May 18, 2017
The Healthy Homes concept has been a topic Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) have heard about since the Healthy Home Initiative began in the late 1990s. But the roots of the relationship between housing and health impacts on people go back more than 150 years. Kevin Kennedy, Director of the Environmental Health Program at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, has been directly involved in the healthy home movement and a healthy home program at the hospital in Kansas City since 2001, and has worked across the U.S. teaching professionals about healthy homes and the value of home environmental assessments in improving the health of children with chronic health problems.
In part one of this three-part series, Mr. Kennedy will offer an overview of the history of the healthy homes initiative, and a summary of what the research says about the connection between housing and health.