The 2017 National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center

announces:

Practical Strategies to Build Sustainable Lead and Healthy Homes Programs

Atlanta, Georgia: March 27-30, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri: May 15-18,2017

The CDC-funded National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center is offering two 3-1/2 day trainings in 2017: (1) March 27-30 in Atlanta, Georgia; and (2) May 15-18 in St. Louis, Missouri. These trainings will focus on implementing practical strategies to build programs, conduct housing-based primary prevention, develop and maintain strategic partnerships, and improve linkage to care. They are being managed by CDC’s contractor, Karna, LLC, and its subcontractor, Healthy Housing Solutions (Solutions), and are primarily targeted to childhood lead poisoning prevention staff from state and local health departments, and related private sector organizations.

First preference for registration will be given to CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention cooperative agreement recipients. Others encouraged and eligible to participate in this training include:

  • Home inspectors, sanitarians, code inspectors, outreach staff, community health workers, visiting nurses, and care coordinators;
  • Staff from Maternal and Child Health or Federally Qualified Health Centers with home visiting programs, community action agencies, community development corporations, community-based organizations, and tenant councils;
  • Staff from asthma and injury prevention programs; and
  • Individuals from other agencies or private sector organizations working in the lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes fields.

Each training includes six general session topics and the opportunity to register for one of three available training tracks. There is a special focus on how to improve your surveillance systems and strengthen your lead poisoning prevention programs. You will also learn about cost-effective, evidence-based housing interventions that will improve health outcomes in your communities. Reviews of recently-published research and guidelines will help you set your own goals for improving your own practice.

This continuing nursing educational activity will provide 20.75 contact hours and was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-97). It has also been approved for 20.75 contact hours by the National Environmental Health Association for continuing education credits for sanitarians for the March training.

In order to attend this training and to learn more about contact hours, please contact Solutions’ Laura Titus ltitus@healthyhousingsolutions.com or phone at 443.539.4161 and submit a registration request. Ms. Titus will then seek approval from a CDC representative. Once approval is confirmed, Ms. Titus will send you a link to the registration page. There is no fee to attend.

NOTE: This training is limited and NOT open to federal employees.

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