MEDIA- Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) operates the Lead and Healthy Homes Program in Delaware County. The program strives to reduce illness and injury incurred by home health hazards such as lead, asthma triggers, and fire and fall hazards. The main activity of this program is to provide free primary prevention home visiting services to reduce the risks associated with unhealthy homes.
Participating households receive:
- In-home environment assessment conducted by a trained professional
- In-depth healthy homes education
- Healthy home supplies as needed such as household cleaning goods, childproofing kits, pest control traps/baits, etc.
To be eligible the households must have an expecting mother and/or a child under 18 years of age. In addition, the household should have either a member that has asthma, be at-risk for lead-poisoning (i.e. living in a pre-1978 household with chipping or peeling paint), or faces other home health hazards.
The Lead and Healthy Homes Program is supported by the National Nursing Centers Consortium and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.