For the past several years, NAHB has been engaged in a sustained Member Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative seeking to change the culture and reduce the stigma in the construction industry around mental health awareness by providing resources specifically tailored to home building professionals on its Member Mental Health and Wellbeing page.
As part of the Initiative, NAHB recently partnered with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas to conduct a pilot program with the North Carolina Home Builders Association called “Blueprint for Worker Well-Being.” The pilot program, which is supported by a grant from the Job-Site Safety Institute, offers a strategic plan for mental health awareness promotion and suicide prevention that can be replicated by other associations within the NAHB Federation.
Tune Into Livestreams of NAHB's Spring Leadership Meetings This Week
Livestream links are available for those unable to attend the National Association of Home Builders' 2023 Spring Leadership Meetings in Washington, D.C., this week
Labor + Trade Relations
The Construction Workforce Is Aging Faster Than the National Labor Force
The median age of construction workers varies by state, but nationally, construction workers are one year older, on average, than the typical U.S. worker in other labor sectors
Education + Training
Central PA HBA and Penn State Partner to Educate Women About Skilled Trades
The Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania is partnering with Penn State University to teach young women about opportunities for career development in the skilled trades