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Essentials for the Healthy Homes Practitioner


  • CCRI Flanagan Campus, Lecture Hall 1334 1762 Old Louisquisset Pike Lincoln, RI, 02865 United States (map)

This two day training course will run 8am-5pm on Wednesday March 23 and Thursday, March 24. Both days are required.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the CCRI cafeteria in the same building.

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. More information is below. To register, click here, and you'll be taken to our Eventbrite page.

This course has been approved for Continuing Education Credit hours. To view the learning objectives go to: http://www.nchh.org/Training/HealthyHomesTrainingCenter/TrainingCourses/Essentials.aspx

The training complements hazard-specific training in lead-­based paint, radon, mold, pests, and asbestos. It identifies root causes of health problems in a home and links them to seven principles of healthy housing: Keep it dry; Keep it clean; Keep it pest-free; Keep it ventilated; Keep it safe; Keep it contaminant-free; and maintain the house. Course participants will have a better understanding of how to collaborate to make healthy homes a reality in their community. To learn more, please visit the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network website: http://www.nchh.org/Training/National-Healthy-Homes-Training-Center.aspx

CEUs Provided: Public Health Nurses (12.25), Social Workers (13.25), Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian & Certified Environmental Health Technicians (14.0), ASHI Home Inspector (2.0), NACHI Home Inspectors (15.0), Certified Industrial Hygienist & Associate CIH (2.0), Indoor Air Quality Professional & Technicians (15.0), Pest Control Applicator & Registered Technician (2.0).

Participants will learn how to:

-       Identify key health issues related to housing.

-       Reduce moisture, dust allergens, and contaminant sources within the home.

-       Prevent common household injuries.

-       Stay current with the latest research on healthy housing issues.

The Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners course is presented by Rhode Island Housing Lead Safe Program, National Healthy Homes Training Center, and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Rhode Island.