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Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners

The Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners is a two-day course that explains the connection between health and housing environment. Experienced professionals will lead a series of sessions and hands-on exercise on how to take a holistic approach to identifying and resolving problems, which threaten the health and well-being of residents.

This course is presented through a partnership between Healthy Housing Solutions, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, and the Kansas City Missouri Health Department.

Target audience

Everyone from a public health nurse visiting a client to an environmental health professional doing a rodent inspection will gain insight into how housing and health are related and actions they can take to improve the health of their clients.

What you’ll learn

The course will provide training in lead-based paint, radon, mold, pests and asbestos. Participants will learn how to identify root causes of health problems in a home and teach seven principles of healthy housing:

  • Keep it dry

  • Keep it clean

  • Keep it pest-free

  • Keep it ventilated

  • Keep it safe

  • Avoid contaminants

  • Maintain the house

  • Registration

  • Registration fee includes the course manual

For those interested, this course will prepare you to take the “Certified Healthy Home Specialist” (HHS) examination. The HHS credential exam is administered through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). An additional fee is required. View more information regarding the NEHA Exam.

Please contact Erica Forrest at (816) 960-8919 for more information and the registration fee for the Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners course and Certified Healthy Home Specialist exam.