In the two-day Essentials for Healthy Home Practitioners training course, participants gain insight into the relationship between housing and health and practical strategies to identifying and resolving potential health hazards. Hands-on activities and interaction offers a variety of viewpoints and experiences, ensuring lively and engaging learning.
The Essentials course takes a holistic approach to hazard-specific topics including lead-based paint, mold and moisture, pests, combustion pollutants, asbestos and other conditions that cause health problems in the home. Course participants will learn to identify root causes of these health risks in the home, connecting them to the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) 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.
This nationally recognized NCHH course will be conducted by LaHouse and LSU AgCenter experts. It is designed to benefit any health and housing professional, especially those who visit homes to provide health or inspection services of any type. It is typically offered once per year in the spring, but may be conducted by request for a group.
The Essentials course is approved for continuing education hours for numerous professions. In addition, the National Environmental Health Association's Healthy Housing Specialist (HHS) credential exam will be administered at the end of the class to those who elect to take it.
For more information about continuing education hours, the HHS credential, course dates, details, fees and to register, visit
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