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Healthy Home Assessment: Principles and Practice

If you visit homes to provide health, education or assessment services of any kind, you will benefit from the Healthy Home Assessment: Principles & Practice Course. This three-day, advanced training is a comprehensive, interactive, hands-on course that teaches you the essential knowledge of the eight healthy home principles and how to apply these important concepts when assessing health and safety risks in homes.

Target audience

Public Health Professionals, Housing Professionals, Environmental Professionals, Nurse Case Managers, Public Health Nurses, Home Inspectors, Emergency Medical Technicians, Asthma Case Managers, Community Action Agency Staff

What you'll learn

This three-day course will cover in-home education and visual assessment techniques, as well as basic environmental measurement and sampling. The course is offered either virtually or in person. The in-person course includes instruction both in the classroom and in the field. The field portion of the training will take place in a local home practicing and applying the techniques learned during the classroom instruction. The virtual training includes practice in a virtual home assessment.

Discussion topics include:

  • Introduction to the 8 healthy housing principles

  • Housing and Health: Latest research and reports

  • Taking an Environmental History

  • Basic building science and common home systems

  • Home environmental assessment process

  • Qualitative (Visual) Assessment

  • Quantitative measurement & sampling

  • Using a visual assessment tool to identify hazards

  • Basic measurement tools and practice

  • Risk analysis and communication

  • Healthy home intervention overview


This course is offered both virtually through the Zoom online platform and in-person. There is a cost for course manual and educational materials, but these costs may be covered for qualifying students through grant support depending on the class. Check the course calendar for details.

Please contact Kevin Kennedy at for more information.