Housing conditions can affect your family’s health and make you sick. If you live in Multnomah County and your child suffers from asthma, respiratory problems and skin conditions, ask your doctor for a referral to free home inspection through one of the following programs:
Healthy Homes is a free program for low-income families that can help you take control of your child’s asthma. It has significantly reduced emergency room visits and improved asthma symptoms. The program lasts for 6 months.
A nurse asthma educator and community health worker will visit you at home to provide education. They will also help you with:
- Medication management
- Enhancing your asthma action plan
- Improving the health of your home
- Additional community resources
This program serves families who:
- Have a child under the age of 18 with asthma
- Live in Multnomah County
- Meet the income requirements for the Oregon Health Plan
Community Asthma Inspection Referral Program (CAIR)
This free home inspection program is similar to Healthy Homes, but is open to low-income families with children who have other environmentally caused health conditions, including:
- Respiratory problems
- Severe allergies
- Skin conditions
Staff will help link you to resources for housing repairs and needed supplies. They will also help you access medical care.
Asthma Inspection Referral Program (AIR)
If your child has asthma, your healthcare provider can refer you to an environmental healthcare specialist for a free home inspection. They will come to your home to identify things that may be making your child’s asthma worse. They will provide you and you doctor with a report on how to make your home more healthy.
This program is for any family who:
- Has a child underthe age of 19 with asthma
- Lives in Multnomah County