University of Maryland Extension

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a challenge in our busy world. The University of Maryland Extension offers community outreach programs that help youth, individuals, and families make informed decisions about their health, housing and overall well-being.

The goals of UM Extension’s Healthy and Safe Environments Team programs are to improve personal and family health through awareness of indoor health hazards and strategies to improve indoor air and drinking water quality and safety measures.

UME's Healthy and Safe Environments Action Team offers a variety of classes, workshops, and trainings to reach specific audiences including youth and the general public, health professionals and caseworkers, and day care providers. Participants learn how to make homes, schools and work places safer and healthier.  Collaborative partnerships are key to providing these research and community based solutions to fostering healthier and safer homes.

Team Members

UME's HealthSmart specialists conduct outreach, education, research on issues issues related to home environmental health hazards, farm safey, and well water and septic systems. Learn more about each team member and speciality.

For more information about local outreach opportunities, please click here to contact your local Extension office.

Healthy & Safe Environments
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