The Healthy Pest Free Housing Initative was a multi-faceted collaboration project addressing pest infestation and pesticide use in public housing.
The Boston Public Health Commission serves as the lead agency and overall grants manager.
The Boston Housing Authority managed the Integrated Pest Management (IPM)program in the target developments and developed training and materials to institutionalize IPM as its primary pest control strategy.
The Committee for Boston Public Housing trained and managed Community Health Advocates who provided education to public housing residents on safe pest management practices.
The West Broadway Task Force trained and managed Community Health Advocates who provided training to public housing residents on safe pest management practices.
The Boston University School of Public Health led project evaluation in collaboration with the Boston Public Heatlh Commission.
The Asthma Regional Council developed materials and organized conferences to support dissemination of the project outcomes at the local, regaional and national level.
The Massachusetts Public Health Association supported state-wide advocacy efforts, educated their members and helped to develop a strategy to train community health workers in asthma and IPM.
The Boston Urban Asthma Coalition educated public housing residents in asthma, and recruited them for participation in advocacy and legislative efforts.