All across the country, from federal government officials to grassroots activists, Americans are focusing more than ever on designing and maintaining healthy homes and buildings. IAQA has been at the heart of this effort from the very beginning. The association has a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) for training programs and other activities. IAQA is on the Steering Committee of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition (NSHHC). And IAQA was named to the Conference Advisory Committee for the 2011 National Healthy Homes Conference - a national event sponsored by HUD in partnership with DOE, USDA, HHS, CDC, and EPA.
All of these activities provide IAQA a unique perspective on the many interconnected and independent programs designed to foster healthy homes and buildings. For the IAQA 14th Annual Meeting, the association has drawn on this trove of knowledge and experience to create a program that includes innovative technical sessions and panel discussions. You’ll meet the renowned educators, industry experts and government officials with whom IAQA has partnered on healthy home and building efforts.
This year at the EPA 2010 National Asthma Forum in Washington, D.C., IAQA officials met with leading policy makers for EPA, HUD, CDC and other agencies. And to stay abreast of the latest medical developments, and to inform that community about new programs for healthy homes and buildings, IAQA attended the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
IAQA has gathered a wealth of information and formed relationships with leading organizations, institutions, policymakers and researchers. At the 14th Annual Meeting, IAQA will come full circle by educating attendees about the many standards, policies and protocols being developed, revealing the organizations and agencies leading the pack, and – most importantly – sharing how you as an IAQ professional can capitalize on the opportunities presented by the Healthy Homes and Buildings movement!
If your career centers on helping to improve indoor environments, this is the one conference of 2011 you simply cannot afford to miss! Visit www.iaqa.org for more information!