NTAA is proud to present the 2020 Tribal Healthy Homes Guides published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.These four new guides provide information and action steps on health-related impacts for Tribal families, Tribal leadership, as well as medical and housing professionals. These guides were based on extensive inputs from the National Tribal Air Association’s Indoor Air Quality Work Group. They are aimed at preventing disease and injury by improving Tribal home environments.
DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES HERE:
Tribal Healthy Homes Guidelines
On March 6, 2019 the NTAA IAQ Work Group hosted an informational webinar on tools tribes can use to improve the air quality of homes. The webinar included stories from Tribes around Indian Country as well as an introduction to the EPA Tribal Green Building website and funding sources.
Policy Tools to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Tribal Homes
Department of Energy’s Tribal Greenbuilding 101:
How Tribes Can Build Homes with Sustainability in Mind
EPA’s Tribal Green Building Toolkit
Meth and Indoor Air Quality
The NTAA Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Work Group hosted a webinar on how the use and production of methamphetamine impacts tribes on Thursday, Oct 19, 2017. We invite you to join and learn more about this ongoing problem in tribal communities and the sensitive challenges it presents for families across Indian Country.
In 2016, NTAA hosted a Federal Listening Session/Webinar entitled, “Stories of Bees, Bed Bugs and Hoarding: IAQ & Public Health Concerns.”
An emerging health concern across Indian Country is the growing use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products such as marijuana extracts. On June 26, 2019, the NTAA Indoor Air Quality Work Group presented a webinar that explored vaping and e-cigarettes and how Tribes can create and utilize policy tools to reduce the threats to indoor air quality. The 1½ hour-long webinar included speakers from the National Native Network and the California Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program (CDPH).
Policy Tools to Address Vaping and E-Cigarettes in Tribal Communities
To view the slides in PDF format, click here.
In 2016, NTAA signed onto the National Radon Action Plan to assist in the effort in reducing radon risk in 5 million homes and saving 3,200 lives annually by 2020. Radon, an invisible and odorless gas, can cause lung cancer.
The National Radon Action Plan needs your Tribe’s support as well. Download a template for your Tribe to fill out and send into the NTAA and the American Lung Association. Once you have filled out the declaration, please submit it to NTAA at Andy.Bessler@nau.edu.
EPA: Map of Radon Zones