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The purpose of the Healthy Settings Subcommittee is to address unhealthy and inadequate housing that can disproportionately affect the health of children.
The concept of healthy homes and spaces includes eight primary characteristics: dry, clean, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, well ventilated, well maintained, and thermally controlled. This subcommittee works to promote these characteristics through five goals:
In February 2013, the Federal Healthy Homes Work Group, under the guidance of the Task Force, released Advancing Healthy Housing – A Strategy for Action, which aims to reduce the number of American homes with residential health and safety hazards.