Healthier Together: Housing
Approximately 1 in 4 children in West Philadelphia have asthma, this is over three times the national average. See how Healthier Together is creating healthier homes for children with uncontrolled asthma.
Creating Healthier Homes
Philadelphia is America’s poorest large city, and consequently, safe, healthy housing is a challenge for many families. In addition, one in four children in West Philadelphia has asthma, and substandard housing can make a child’s asthma worse. To meet this challenge, the Community Asthma Prevention Program Plus (or CAPP+) partners with non-profits and minority- and women-owned contractors to repair homes to remove asthma triggers, such as mold, mildew, and pests, at no cost to families. The goal of CAPP+ is to improve child health, reduce stress and worry for families, and grow local, diverse businesses.
Healthier Together Housing News
- EPA Mid-Atlantic Selects CHOP’s CAPP+ Home Repairs Program as First-Ever “Asthma Community Champion”
- CHOP and Community Legal Services Offer Legal Support to Philadelphia Families Facing Eviction
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Earns HAP Achievement Award
- Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents Grant Program Awards CHOP $300,000