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Healthy Homes Training in Bellingham May 9-10

If you visit homes to provide health or inspection services of any type, you will benefit from the Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course.
Healthy Homes Training in Bellingham May 9-10

Energy-efficient homes can have good air quality and promote healthy living. Seattle Municipal Archives, Ian Edelstein

April 15, 2011

Where do people spend most of their time? At home. Yet the importance of household conditions is often overlooked in health assessments.

If you visit homes to provide health or inspection services of any type, you will benefit from the Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course. The training will help you understand the connection between health and housing and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems which threaten the health and well-being of residents.

Chuck Treser, a founder of NWCPHP and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health at UW, and Aileen Gagney of American Lung Association in Washington will teach the two-day course May 9–10 in Bellingham.

The training complements hazard-specific training in lead-based paint, radon, mold, pests, and asbestos. You will learn to identify root causes of health problems in a home and link them to seven principles of healthy housing: keep it dry; keep it clean; keep it pest-free; keep it ventilated; keep it safe, avoid contaminants; and maintain the house.

For more information on the course, visit the information page or contact Trudy San Jose White at 206.685.2931 or sanjose@u.washington.edu.


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