This segment of the IAQ program develops a strong Indoor Air Quality Assessment Tool to train providers to assess indoor air issues in domestic structures.
During home visits, a home environment assessment is completed and if potential unhealthy exposures are identified, an action plan to improve home environments is developed. Follow-up visits occur to ensure that action plans are implemented. The program also develops support materials for home health care providers such as a guide and report sheet specific to the San Luis Valley and a guide using existing community preventative services. Radon gas education and advocating the importance, feasibility and value of radon testing is also an important component to this segment. Avenues to reduce risk for those who lack funds to test for radon are also provided in this tool kit.
The home assessment strategy created several tools to evaluate interior environments such as the SLV Home Indoor Air Quality Assessment Tool, Action Plan Template and Care Provider Training.
Materials Provided: Training power point (P. Hendricks, CHES), Indoor Air Action Plan, In Home Air Quality Assessment Tool, (SLVEC), Green Cleaning Solutions(SLVEC), 2nd hand smoke and the health of your family (EPA), Why Quit tobacco (SLV Health),Tips to protect children from environmental risks, (EPA), Make Your
House a health home (EPA), List of programs for home repair in SLV (ERC), Take Action to improve air quality,(EPA) Radon EPA, A Healthy Home Checklist
(DHSS), Your Water: Your Health (SLVEC, Sangre De Cristo Labs, CSU Extension Service)
Costilla County benefitted from this program. Outreach health care providers trained in home assessment evaluated home emvironments that housed 189 people in 2014 and offered corrective strategies for home hazzards such as carpeting and wood-burning stoves.
Elsewhere in the San Luis Valley, La Llave staff were trained in home assessments and by 2015. 35 households in 5 counties completed the home survey effecting
133 people. La Llave is a non-profit based in Alamosa designed to help families rear healthy children and prepare them for school.
Information and Background Materials
Teen Smoking Concerns/ Tobacco Cessation Here is the phone number for Help to Quit Smoking Call Lizzie Gallardo, Tobacco Navigator, 719-587-6334 CLick here to connect to the SLV Health Smoking Cessation web site
Other Materials, Hand Outs and Presentations
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Teen Question and Answer for the N-O-T ( Not- On- Tobacco) Program
Suggested School Announcement for the Teen N-O-T Program Smoking Cessation Handout Colorado Quit Line- Telephone Support Group
Guideline for Smoking Cessation and Second Hand Smoke
Second Hand Smoke Brochure
Testing and Surveys