Academic Collaborations and Research Findings

John Spengler and Gary Adamkiewicz, Harvard School of Public Health and Rhona Julien, US EPA, Region I

Boston Healthy Public Housing Initiative Study Findings

Dave Evans and Sean Nagle, Columbia University – Mailman School of Public Health

New York City Housing Authority Evaluation of IPM. Future Directions


Public Health Agencies

Dan Kass and Nancy Clark, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Hardware Store Campaign, IPM Education and Code Enforcement Programs

Margaret Reid and Emily Litonjua, Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)

Kellogg and EPA Initiatives

Housing Authorities

Jim McCarthy, Boston Housing Authority (BHA)

IPM Demo program, BHA approach to IPM

Luis Ponce & Jamal Rashid, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

New Directions Pest Management, Post Evaluation with DOHMH/Columbia University

Roger Hayes, Harlem District Public Health Office (DPHO)

Initiatives and Health Promotion in Public Housing (education, community involvement, training)

Resident /Community Groups

Cecil Corbin Mark, West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT)

Creating healthier indoor environments – Lessons on the ground

Ray Lopez, Little Sisters of the Assumption

Community Work on Mold, IPM, Asthma and Housing

Mae Bradley, Committee for Boston Public Housing (CBPH)

CBPH role in Phase 2 of HPHI

Doug Brugge, Tufts Medical School

Residents vs. Students as surveyors

Panel: "Perspectives on Resident and Community Collaborations"  – Moderator Joseph Siegel

Panelists – Jerry Chu (CBPH), Nancy Figueroa (CBPH), Edna Carassco (CBPH), Rami Bachiman (ALA of the City of New York), Ray Lopez (Little Sisters of the Assumption), Ramonita Rotgers (Tenant Association – NYCHA), Ms. Martin (WE ACT), Betty Fincher (WE ACT)

Question posed to the Panel:  If we meet again in three years, what do you hope would be different? 

Non Profit & Private Sector Initiatives

Pat Hynes (BU School of Public Health), Don Rivard (Rivard Resources) and Kim Vermeer (Urban Habitat Initiatives)

Training initiatives and IPM implementation support

Laurie Stillman, Asthma Regional Council

Reimbursement for IPM in homes of asthmatics

Lorna Davis and Marta Hernandez (NYC Department of Health)

IPM in Private Housing.  A partnership model to improve the indoor environment in the homes of people with Asthma.

Panel: "Looking Ahead from Some Different Perspectives" – Moderator Pat Hynes

Panelists – Jim McCarthy (BHA), Kathy Seikel (US EPA-OPP), Mae Bradley (CBPH), Margaret Reid (BPHC), Dan Kass (NY DOHMH), Peggy Shepard (WE ACT).

Question posed to the Panel:  If we meet again in three years, what do you hope would be different? 

Recap & Next Steps