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30 Volume 85 • Number 3 A D VANC EME N T O F T H E SCIENCE purposes of our study, Las Vegas LHCHHP sta were unable to obtain informed consent from Spanish-speaking residents. Enrollment was limited, by design, to follow HUD requirements and was not representative of all housing units in the City of Las Vegas, but our studying findings did provide valuable insight about the older and lower-income housing stock at highest risk of having leadbased paint and multiple other home health hazards. These factors, combined with the timeline of the Las Vegas LHCHHP, limited the overall sample size included in our study, which precluded more complex statistical analyses. Our study was cross-sectional due to program design, and there will be no longterm follow-up data about the health and housing outcomes for participants. Conclusion From 2018–2020, the HUD-funded partnership between the City of Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas—known as the Las Vegas Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program—enrolled qualifying homes and participants in the program to identify numerous in-home health hazards, including lead-based paint and dust hazards. Our analysis of the program findings provides additional information about the types and locations of prevalent hazards in program housing. Furthermore, our results can inform future housing programs and community education e orts. Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the HUD OŒce of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (grant number NVLHB0652-17). The authors acknowledge the support and guidance of the HUD OŒce of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, as well as its commitment to lead-safe, healthy housing throughout the U.S. The authors also acknowledge the participation of program enrollees and the support of community partner organizations throughout the Las Vegas LHCHHP. Lastly, the authors thank Melissa Marshall for her time editing the final draft of this manuscript. Corresponding Author: Shawn L. Gerstenberger, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4700 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 335, Las Vegas, NV 891193063. Email: Breysse, P.N., & Gant, J.L. (2017). The importance of housing for healthy populations and communities. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 23(2), 204–206. PHH.0000000000000543 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022). Blood lead levels in children. City of Las Vegas, OŒce of Community Services. (2015). City of Las Vegas 2015–2020 Consolidated Plan & Action Plan. https://files. dated-Plan-2015-2020.pdf Council on Environmental Health. (2016). Prevention of childhood lead toxicity. Pediatrics, 138(1), e20161493. https://doi. org/10.1542/peds.2016-1493 Jacobs, D.E., Clickner, R.P., Zhou, J.Y., Viet, S.M., Marker, D.A., Rogers, J.W., Zeldin, D.C., Broene, P., & Friedman, W. (2002). The prevalence of lead-based paint hazards in U.S. housing. Environmental Health Perspectives, 110(10), A599–A606. https://doi. org/10.1289/ehp.021100599 Mankikar, D., Campbell, C., & Greenberg, R. (2016). Evaluation of a home-based environmental and educational intervention to improve health in vulnerable households: Southeastern Pennsylvania Lead and Healthy Homes Program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(9), Article 900. Rufin, K.G.A. (2015). Lead hazard control in Henderson, Nevada: Identifying critical areas and the associated costs [Master’s thesis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas]. UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. Sokolowsky, A., Marquez, E., Sheehy, E., Barber, C., & Gerstenberger, S. (2017). Health hazards in the home: An assessment of a southern Nevada community. Journal of Community Health, 42(4), 730–738. Srinivasan, S., O’Fallon, L.R., & Dearry, A. (2003). Creating healthy communities, healthy homes, healthy people: Initiating a research agenda on the built environment and public health. American Journal of Public Health, 93(9), 1446–1450. https://doi. org/10.2105/ajph.93.9.1446 U.S. Census Bureau. (2021). QuickFacts: Las Vegas city, Nevada. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OŒce of the Surgeon General. (2019). Healthy homes reports and publications. healthy-homes/index.html U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, OŒce of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. (2009). Leading our nation to healthier homes: The Healthy Homes Strategic Plan. https:// References October 13 is Children’s Environmental Health Day. The Children’s Environmental Health Network established the observance to increase the visibility of children’s environmental health issues and empower action. Learn more at Did You Know?