There is no fee to attend this December 10-12, 2013 training, but you must register using the online form below!
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Practical Strategies for Building a Sustainable Healthy Homes Program
Although children and senior citizens often bear the greatest burden from housing-related environmental and safety exposures, everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home.
Since 2005, the National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center has trained nearly 1,000 students in practical strategies to build programs, develop strategic coalitions, improve care coordination, and support housing-based primary prevention. Under the direction of Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc. (Solutions), this training targeted staff from state and local grantees funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Homes/Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
For December 10-12, 2013, CDC and Solutions are offering this three-day training to any practitioner with an interest in building and sustaining healthy homes-related initiatives. This is your opportunity to connect with experienced professionals at the federal, state, and local levels about what has worked for their programs. Learn about cost-effective, evidence-based housing interventions that will improve health outcomes in your community.
Who should attend?
- Program Managers from CDC-funded Asthma, Injury Prevention, and Healthy Homes/Lead Poisoning Prevention program state or local grants
- HUD and EPA grantee program managers and staff interested in healthy housing design and maintenance, Indoor Air Quality, Asthma, or Environmental Justice
- Home inspectors, sanitarians, code inspectors
- Outreach staff, Community Health Workers, Visiting Nurses, care coordinators
- Housing and Weatherization professionals
- Senior staff from Material and Child Health or Federally Qualified Health Centers with home visiting programs
- State and local policy makers
- Community Action Agencies; Community Development Corporations, Community-Based Organizations, Tenant Councils
- Graduate students in public health
Agenda and Tracks offered:
In addition to five plenary sessions, participants will enroll in one of three tracks suited to their skills and interests:
- Program Management, Data and Surveillance
- Targeting, Partnerships, and Primary Prevention
- Home Visiting, Care Coordination, and Referrals
Plenary Session Topics:
Each day includes at least one plenary session for all participants:
- Plenary A: Making Healthy Homes Assessments and Interventions Work for Your Program
- Plenary B: Adding Value to Your Program through Weatherization Plus Health
- Plenary C: Medical Causes and Effects of Lead Exposure, the CDC Blood Lead Reference Value, and the History of Lead Primary Prevention
- Plenary D: Healthy Homes Program Management - Addressing the Challenges (Open Forum)
- Plenary E: Non-Paint Residential Sources of Exposure to Lead and Other Toxins