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Rapid Health Impact Assessment: Weatherization Plus Health in Connecticut


The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is pleased to announce the release of a rapid Health Impact Assessment, prepared by Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) sub-grantee New Opportunities, Inc., and the Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA), as part of Weatherization Plus Health activity in the state.The rapid HIA was prepared to offer input to Connecticut state officials as they move forward on plans to weatherize 80 percent of housing stock by 2030. In recent years, health impact assessments have become an important tool to bring public health concerns and a systematic review of data to the table where decisions are being made in energy, housing, transportation, community development, and other areas. For Connecticut stakeholders, the rapid HIA is the outcome of months of collaboration among the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), state government, utilities, and healthy homes programs, with technical assistance by National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) Weatherization Plus Health team, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), and Tohn Environmental Strategies. For more details, see the full report, press release, and blog post links below.

Resource Type
Weatherization Plus Health
Resource URL
April 9, 2013
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Climate and Environmental Impact
Built environment Climate adaptation/resilience

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