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Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners

This two-day, in-person Healthy Homes training helps practitioners from a variety of disciplines understand the connection between health and housing.

Quick Facts

Topics: Environmental Health, Program Planning & Evaluation, Violence and Injury Prevention

Format: In person

Time: 2 day

Cost: Varies

Description

This two-day, in-person training helps practitioners from a variety of disciplines understand the connection between health and housing. It is intended for anyone whose job takes them into client homes. The course explains how housing and health are related and describes actions practitioners can take to improve the health of their clients. It focuses on how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents.

This course is available through a partnership with the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe at least four housing conditions and the health problems associated with them.
  • Demonstrate how to characterize risk using the epidemiological triangle.
  • Identify three populations that may be at higher risk for housing related disease and injury.
  • Identify three important housing systems that contribute to a comfortable living space.
  • Identify three types of codes that can be used to enforce remediation of housing-based health threats.

Intended Audience

Environmental health professionals; Housing code inspectors; Public health nurses; energy auditors; Licensed home inspectors; Lead risk assessors; Health and housing advocates; Property managers; Pest management professionals; Lead poisoning case managers; Asthma case managers; Weatherization specialists

Schedule This Course

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Quick Facts

Topics: Environmental Health, Program Planning & Evaluation, Violence and Injury Prevention

Format: In person

Time: 2 day

Cost: Varies

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National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is a partner in the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network. The National Healthy Homes Training Center is a partnership that brings together public health and housing practitioners to promote practical and cost-effective methods for making homes healthier through the use of the Seven Principles of Healthy Housing. It also serves as a forum for exchanging information on new research and best practices.

Presenters

Charles D. (Chuck) Treser, is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health.  Chuck is an experienced Environmental Health practitioner who has been teaching basic courses in Environmental Public Health at the UW for the past thirty years.

Aileen Gagney is with the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, and has a Masters Degree in Architecture, a Masters Degree in Fine Arts, is Green Advantage-Certified and a Healthy Home Specialist. She is a former designer/general contractor and presently operates her own consulting business in Seattle.

Credits

Contact hours are approved for public health nurses and pest management professionals.

Competencies

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