THH Regional Training Schedule

February 15-17, 2012
Cherokee, North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Casino

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The training is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 through Friday, February 17 at Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina. Training times are approximately:

Wednesday, February 15
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 PM Session Begins
3:00 PM Break
5:00 PM Adjourn

Thursday, February 16
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 PM Session Begins
3:00 PM Break
5:00 PM Adjourn

Friday, February 17
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Adjourn

The daily agenda will be kept fluid to accommodate topics of special interest, hands-on demonstrations and local presenters. The topics for all three days will include:

Training Topics
This training will not only provide a comprehensive overview of healthy home/safety issues; but also emphasize testing/assessment equipment and protocols, as well as low cost mitigation for these issues:
•  Lead containing products and materials
•  Household Chemicals/Products, Pesticides and Integrated Pesticide Management
•  Asthma and Allergy Sources
•  Moisture and Molds
•  Hantavirus
•  Lice
•  Combustion Gases and Carbon Monoxide
•  Home Energy and Weatherization related Home Health Issues/Controls
•  Drinking Water Quality
•  On-site waste water management
•  Home safety assessment: falls, fires, water
•  Radon
•  Plasticizers (Phthalates, DEHP)
•  Asbestos Containing Materials
•  Mercury
•  Take-Home Occupational Contamination

Training Segments
This training will consist of 20 hours of training of which be a combination of classroom and hands-on diagnostic/assessment skill-set training. Segments of the training are:
•  Introduction and Risk Overview
•  Steps to creating a community Healthy Homes Program
•  In-depth training focusing on the health effects, assessment and mitigation of healthy home/safety issues
•  Media and Tools to Promote a Tribal Healthy Homes Campaign and Community Program
•  Teaching Others About Healthy Housing: Reaching Youth and Adult Learners
•  Tracking Your Success
•  Healthy Homes Partners, Funding Sources and Resources
•  Refining Your Steps to creating a community Healthy Homes Program

Local Partnership
National Tribal Healthy Homes is very proud to partner with Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Housing Division & North Carolina Cooperative Extension for this regional training. Learn more about these organizations:

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Housing Division
North Carolina Cooperative Extension


Registration Fee
Due to support from our local partners, the registration fee for this 2 1/2-day training will be $80 per participant. Payment is due before the beginning of the training and is payable by cash, check or money order. The registration fee covers all training and materials as well as breaks; lunches will be on your own.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: For a 100% refund (less a $50 processing fee) cancellations and refund requests must be in writing and received by MSU Extension 10 days prior to the event. Any cancellation received less than 10 days before 2/14/2012 will not be refunded. No refunds will issued after the training begins.

Travel Scholarship
Due to generous funding through ARRA funds, the first 60 participants to request a travel scholarship will receive $500 to offset transportation, accommodations and other travel-related expenses. Participants must be from outside the training area and attend the entire training; scholarships will be paid by check and will be mailed approximately 3-4 weeks after the last day of the training. Confirmation of receipt of a travel scholarship will be emailed along with registration confirmation. Sign-up for the travel scholarship is located on the registration form.

Registration & Travel Scholarship Form

Click here to download and print the Registration and Travel Scholarship Form. If you have any questions about the registration and scholarship form contact Debbie Albin at (406) 994-3782 or

Location & Hotel Information
The training will take place at Harrah's Cherokee Casino 777Casino Drive in Cherokee, North Carolina. Click here to go to the web page.
Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own sleeping arrangements. Harrah's Cherokee Casino may have rooms available or go here to search for nearby hotels.


Special Training Opportunity
for Participants of the
Cherokee, North Carolina Regional Training!

Lead Renovation, Repair and
Painting (RRP) Training
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Harrah's Cherokee Casino
Cherokee, North Carolina

EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Rule (RRP) will affect those who work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including: renovation contractors, maintenance workers in multi-family housing, painters, and other specialty trades. Under the rule, child-occupied facilities are defined as residential, public or commercial buildings where children under age six are present on a regular basis.
Contractors are required to have a Certified Renovator
on board for each job taking place in a home
or facility defined by the rule.

Read More about the EPA Rule and the training here.

Tribal Healthy Homes will offer the
9-hour course FREE OF CHARGE ($200 value!)
to participants of the February 15-17
Tribal Healthy Homes training.

Space is limited to only 30 registrants
(first-come, first-served) for this special training
so register today on the THH registration form.