THH Regional Training Schedule

January 25-27, 2012
Anchorage, Alaska
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

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Special Training Opportunity
for Participants of the
Anchorage, Alaska Regional Training!

Lead Renovation, Repair and
Painting (RRP) Training
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Anchorage, Alaska

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 January 25-27
Tribal Healthy Homes training.

Space is limited to only 35 registrants
(first-come, first-served) for this special training
so register today on the THH registration form.

Agenda
The training is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 through Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa in Anchorage, Alaska. Training times are:

Wednesday, January 25
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, January 26
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, January 27
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Adjourn

The daily agenda will be kept fluid to accommodate special topic requests, 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
Thanks to these organizations for their assistance planning this regional training.
Go to their web sites to learn more about them.

Alaska Office of Native American Program
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/ih/codetalk/onap/akonap

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities
http://www.aahaak.org

onapaah

Registration Fee
This training is open to 60 participants and space will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee for this 2 1/2-day training will be $125 per participant. In an effort to encourage teams to register, the fee for two or more members from the same organization will be $100 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 01/24/2012 will be refunded $25. There will be no refunds 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 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 deborah.albin@montana.edu.

Location & Hotel Information

The training will take place at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa at 401 East 6th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska. Click here to go to their web site.

A block of standard sleeping rooms at $99.00/night plus tax is being held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa. To make reservations call the hotel directly at (907) 276-8700 or (800) 325-3535. Please state that you are with the Tribal Healthy Homes training in order to receive the published rate and make the reservations by December 24, 2011.

Special Credentialing Opportunity
for Participants of the
Anchorage, Alaska Regional Training!

The Healthy Homes Specialist (HHS) Credential
is the newest addition to the National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) eight other credential offerings. It was developed in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the National Healthy Homes Training Center & Network (Training Center).

The HHS exam tests your understanding of the connection between health and housing, enabling you to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well being of residents.

Through special arrangement with NEHA, the exam will be given after the Tribal Healthy Homes training the afternoon of Friday, January 27.

If you would like to take the exam:

  1. Go to http://www.neha.org/credential/HHS/index.htm
  2. Read about the exam and whether credentialing is right for you.
  3. Download and fill out the four-page application.
  4. Return the form, along with applicable fees, to the address on the last page of the application.
  5. This form MUST be submitted by 1/10/2012 in order to take the exam on 1/27/2012.
  6. On the Tribal Healthy Homes Regional Training registration form, check that you WILL take the credentialing exam.