One Touch | Healthy Housing | Ellen Tohn | Environmental Consulting

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One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Housing

One Touch is an e-referral program that connects health, energy, and housing home visiting and repair programs to cost-effectively improve health outcomes and reduce home energy use.   Government and non-profits partners that “touch” homes use a common home Check Up tool and e-referral system to identify conditions triggering referrals or changes to the services delivered.

 

As a result:

  • Programs reduce administrative costs.
  • Clients, particularly high health care utilizers and energy users, get the help they need.
  • Programs partner cost-effectively deliver services.

Piloted in New Hampshire, One Touch program is now used by five other communities: Omaha, NE; Minneapolis, MN; Greensboro, NH; Fitchburg, MA; and Vermont.

 

“At least 50% of the homes we visit need other services. Collaborating with our local government and non profit partners through One Touch creates an effective network.”  

Kara Eastman, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance

 

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One Touch | Healthy Housing | Ellen Tohn | Environmental Consulting