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Healthy Homes for Community Health Workers
February 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Length: 1 day
Who Should Take This Course: The Healthy Homes for Community Health Workers course is intended for individuals who work as health advocates in their communities, whether they are community health workers, health educators, public health nurses, cooperative extension agents, or social workers.
Course Description: This course trains CHWs to deliver one-on-one and large group education on healthy homes, provide advice about specific healthy homes problems, and be able to recommend healthy homes approaches to be taken by families, landlords and other community members. Participants will gain insight into how housing and health are related along with actions they can take to improve the health of their clients by identifying causes of health problems in a home and linking them to the 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 keep it maintained.