Healthy Homes Workshop

Posted by on March 9, 2009

Healthy Homes workshop in Philadelphia, April 23-24

The training  will be held in Germantown (free parking, and breakfast and lunch provided both days!). This practical and eye-opening training bridges the public health, environmental health and housing worlds, and introduces a holistic approach to developing homes that are healthy for residents, especially children. For more information and to view course materials, visit: and

Continuing education credits are available for many professionals, and comprehensive references are provides to each attendee.

Reduced rates are available for non-profit organizations sending more than one person; limited scholarships for individuals are available. Register early – this workshop is expected to fill quickly!

From the national brochure:
Students Say Training Changes Their Work

During regular inspections for lead hazards, I have used the time to educate tenants on the dangers of smoking inside the home and around children as well as discussing safety inside the home. I have discussed new ways with owners to approach pest management and how working together with the tenants we can improve results.   —William Messick, Health and Hospital Corporation (IN)

My staff LOVEDED this training. They liked it so much they’ve pressed for others to be able to attend. It has been beneficial, and they’ve all commented to me that they are able to assess a client’s home more fully since they learned the Healthy Homes Approach. They–and I–enjoyed the time spent with people working in the housing side of our agency.   —Kelley Murphy,, Marion County Health Dept. (IN)

With this additional training and information, I consider myself as knowledgeable as there is in my jurisdiction regarding indoor air/housing and other related issues. I am more confident responding to issues and giving my thoughts for resolutions. —Marco Palmeri, Plainville Health Dept. (CT)

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