Healthy Homes for Family ChildCare

The Minnesota Department of Health is offering a healthy homes education project for in-home family child care providers. The goal of the project is to promote an integrated approach to reducing exposure to potential hazards in homes that also function as child care settings.

Four Phases of the Project:

  1. Healthy Homes Education

  2. Your home can potentially have many hazards to your health, from the materials of your home and how your home is operated. Learning about the potential hazards is the first step in identifying ways to make your home healthier.

  3. Online Home Assessment with Customized Action Plan

  4. Our online assessment tool will help you to inspect your own home for the most common hazards. Once you have completed the assessment, a customized action plan will be generated and emailed to you.

  5. Radon Testing

  6. Radon testing is the first step to determine if your family is being exposed to high levels of radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, to learn more about radon: Radon in Minnesota Homes.

  7. Radon Reduction

  8. To be eligible for radon reduction (“mitigation”) you must complete the above steps by April 30, 2014. All mitigation systems will be installed by a nationally certified and MDH listed radon contractors.

Participate in the Healthy Homes project

Updated Monday, 16-Dec-2013 13:34:35 CST