THH Regional Training Schedule

February 16-18, 2011
The Chickasaw Nation Division of Housing & Tribal Development
111 Rosedale ~ Ada, Oklahoma

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The training is scheduled for Wednesday, February 16 through Friday, February 18, 2011 at The
Chickasaw Nation Division of Housing & Tribal Development in Ada, Oklahoma. Training times are approximately:

Wednesday, February 16
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Lunch (boxed lunch provided)
1:00 PM Session Begins
3:00 PM Break
5:00 PM Adjourn

Thursday, February 17
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Lunch (boxed lunch provided)
1:00 PM Session Begins
3:00 PM Break
5:00 PM Adjourn

Friday, February 18
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Adjourn

The daily agenda will be kept fluid to accommodate 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 the following partners for their generous support of this regional training:

•  Oklahoma State University Extension
•  The Chickasaw Nation

Tribal-Affiliated Extension Agents
Oklahoma Extension Agents who work with Tribes are invited to attend this regional training along with a member(s) of the Tribe(s) they serve. The Agent must be registered on a form with the other members of the Tribe.

Registration Fee
Because of generous support from local partners, the registration fee for this 2 1/2-day training will be only $65 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 and lunches.
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 02/16/2011 will not be refunded.

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. Tribal-affiliated Extension Agents will receive $250. Participants must attend the entire training; scholarships will be paid by check and will be mailed approximately 2-3 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 the Chickasaw Nation Division of Housing & Tribal Development at 111 Rosedale in Ada, Oklahoma.

A block of rooms at the special rate of $99, tax exempt, is being held for participants at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ada at 1201 Lonnie Abbott Rd. in Ada. To make reservations call the hotel directly at (580) 310-9200. The block will be released February 1; state that you are with the Tribal Healthy Homes group in order to receive the published rate.

Other area hotels include Microtel/580-436-9900; Best Western Raintree/580-332-6262; Quality Inn of Ada/580-332-9000.