Safe and Healthy Homes Program

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium is providing the Safe and Healthy Homes Program, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Services are available in Philadelphia and Delaware counties. This program works in partnership with several agencies in the region and strives to reduce illness and injury caused by home health and safety hazards such as fire and fall hazards, asthma triggers, and lead.

The main activity of this program is to provide free primary prevention home visiting services to reduce risks associated with unhealthy homes.


Do you know a family who could benefit from our services? Please click the button below, complete the PDF form, and send it to us to refer a client to our services.

 Refer a client to the Safe and Healthy Homes Program  


Services

Every participating household will receive:

  • A comprehensive home assessment by a trained Healthy Homes Specialist
  • In-depth Healthy Homes education
  • Healthy Homes supplies (e.g., household cleaning goods)
  • Information on clinical, social, educational, housing, and safety resources
  • Appropriate referrals to community agencies
  • A summary of findings and recommendations following each visit

Households with an asthmatic resident will receive supplies to aid in asthma trigger reduction, such as mattress and pillow covers. In addition, safety supplies such as first aid kits, drawer latches, and furniture anchors may be provided to households, as needed. We do not provide pest extermination services.

NNCC and its partners expect to serve approximately 375 households with primary prevention activities annually.

 

For More Information

Deepa Mankikar, MPH
Public Health Project Coordinator
215-731-2474