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Experts Offer Training on Healthy Homes Essentials

As part of your work, do you visit homes to provide health or inspection services? If so, the “Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course” will be of interest to you. This course is offered periodically through NWCPHP, and we are pleased to announce the next training is scheduled for September 22 and 23 in Portland, Oregon.

August 4, 2010

As part of your work, do you visit homes to provide health or inspection services? If so, the “Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course” will be of interest to you.

This course is offered periodically through NWCPHP, and we are pleased to announce the next training is scheduled for September 22 and 23 in Portland, Oregon.

While this particular offering is co-sponsored by the Multnomah County Health Department, it is open to any public health worker who wishes to gain insight into how housing and health are related. During the training, participants will learn about specific environmental hazards that occur in homes. The training will also cover the seven principles of healthy housing.

The course is co-led by Chuck Treser, MPH, DAAS and Aileen Gagney, MA, MFA, GA-C, HHS.

Mr. Treser is a Senior Lecturer and academic adviser in the Undergraduate Program in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. He is the Principal Investigator on a cooperative agreement between CDC and the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs to strengthen environmental public health education and training throughout the United States.

Ms. Gagney operates her own consulting business in Seattle. She is the Executive Director for CLEARCorps Pacific Northwest (an AmeriCorps program) and is the Director of the Master Home Environmentalist© (MHE) program. Since the program’s inception in 1992, the MHE program has helped to make over 1,500 homes, families, and especially children, healthier. Ms. Gagney is a Master Trainer in the Open Airways for Schools Program.

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