Kate Hastings leads cross-sector initiatives to improve health and healthcare through home-based, integrated environmental health services. She has over 20 years of experience at the intersection of public health, healthcare, healthy homes and building science. She has experience and networks across healthcare and health systems, and in housing, environment, and energy, and is an expert in disease prevention and health promotion in indoor environments.
Kate has supported federal agencies including U.S. EPA, CDC, NIH, ATSDR, HUD, DOE, USDA, and DHHS across safe water, energy efficiency and healthy environments missions, particularly in preventing and improving asthma and environmental cancers. Since 2002, Kate has led cross-sector partnerships for the U.S. EPA-CDC and HUD to design, implement, evaluate, and scale coordinated healthcare and housing-based services to target the social determinants of health upstream—at home and in schools—where health begins, to prevent disease, deliver care, and increase equity. Kate is facilitator to several longstanding partnerships testing integrated care models, including U.S. EPA’s Asthma Community of Practice.
Kate is certified by Children’s Mercy (2020) in Healthy Homes Principles and Assessment, by Interaction institute for Social Change in Essential Facilitation & Facilitative Leadership (2002) and is a LEED AP (2008). She holds a master’s in comparative politics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, won a Fulbright Scholarship and Kellogg Institute and Ford Foundation grants, and earned a bachelor’s from Bowdoin College, Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Government.