Diseases

10000 Grant to Fix Up a Home And Make it Healthier

Called the Health Homes Demonstration Grants and referred to as Program #14.901 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program is designed to develop, demonstrate, and promote cost-effective, preventive measures to correct multiple safety and health hazards in the home environment that produce serious diseases and injuries in children of low-income families. HUD is interested in reducing health threats to the maximum number of residents, especially children, in a cost efficient manner. Healthy Homes Demonstration grants are intended to serve a broad array of beneficiaries including homeowners, rental property owners, and public housing residents. For information on where these programs are available in your area contact Ms. Ellen Taylor, Director, Healthy Homes Program, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room P3206, Washington, DC 20410, 202-755-1785, extension 116

Visit: Ellen_R._Taylor@hud.gov

200 Worth of Free Immunizations For Your Kids No Matter What Income

22% of children are not protected from chicken pox, polio, diphtheria, mumps, whooping cough, German measles, tetanus, spinal meningitis, and hepatitis B. An increasing number of children are exposed to diseases in day-care settings and elsewhere. Almost any child, no matter what their income, can receive free or very low cost immunizations in their local area. Contact your county office of health, your state Department of Health; or call the National Immunization Information Hotline at 800-232-2522 (English); 800-232-0233 (Spanish)

Visit: www.cdc.gov/nip