National Tribal Healthy Homes
Assessment, Training &
Technical Assistance Support Center

National Training & Schedule
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Training Postcards (Back to Menu)
We want everyone interested in our regional trainings to know about them. If you know of a individual or group who would benefit from a regional training, download and pass on the training postcard.
Sacramento, California - June 9-11, 2010
Bozeman, Montana - August 17-19, 2010
Bozeman, Montana - August 19-20, 2010 (RRP Training)
Ignacio, Colorado - October 27-29 (Plus RRP Training on 10/26)
San Diego, California - November 30 (RRP Training)
San Diego, California - December 1-3, 2010
Ada, Oklahoma - February 16-18, 2011
Auburn, Washington - February 23-25, 2011
Red Lake, Minnesota - April 5-7 (Plus RRP Training on 4/4)
Bismarck, North Dakota - August 9-11, 2011 (Plus RRP Training on 8/8)
Albuquerque, New Mexico - August 30-September 1, 2011

Mayetta, Kansas - September 27-29, 2011 (Plus RRP Training on 9/26)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan - October 25-27, 2011 (Plus RRP Training on 10/24)
Biloxi, Mississippi - January 11-13, 2012 (Plus RRP Training on 1/10)
Anchorage, Alaska - January 25-27, 2012 (Plus RRP Training on 1/24)
Cherokee, North Carolina - February 15-17, 2012 (Plus RRP Training on 2/14)
Bozeman, Montana - March 13-15, 2012 (Plus RRP Training on 3/12)

Training Overview (Back to Menu)
To accommodate as many tribal communities as possible, multi-day, regional, Healthy Homes trainings are being planned for 2010 and 2011. These training opportunities will involve how to conduct a proper Healthy Homes assessment as well as how to remediate household health and safety hazards if/when they are found in the home. A tribal-based Healthy Homes curriculum will be created and instituted that focuses specifically on the special housing needs of this group. The individuals receiving the training will be able to take the information to enhance their Healthy Homes assessments and educational capacity. Healthy Homes assessment training opportunities will be promoted to Indian Housing Programs, Sanitarians, IHS Health Educators, Tribal Colleges , and other interested community agencies.

Goals of Training
•  Relate to the needs of American Indian communities throughout the United States regarding the holistic issues of Healthy and Safe Housing.
•  Provide culturally specific consumer and training resources to American Indian communities dealing with whole-house Healthy Housing.
•  Strengthen the capacity in all American Indian communities to effectively assess and mitigate homes having environmental, energy and safety hazards.
•  Through comprehensive health home prevention education, training and assessment; increase the health and safety of American Indian's, with special emphasize on children and elders.
•  Provide environmental health, energy and safety resources relevant to homes, child-care and school facilities.

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

Who is the training for?
This training is designed to for those providing community and in-home assessment and occupant education. The training is designed to provide fundamental information to those with little background dealing with healthy housing but also advance those with prior experience dealing with these topics. The training resources are designed as self-guided and self-contained for those needing train-the-resources. A certificate of achievement will be provided to all participants of the training.

toolboxTraining Materials (Back to Menu)
In addition to the twenty hours of hands-on training, each participant will receive resources that will aid them in implementing a Healthy Homes program back at their home organization or Tribe. These materials include:

Links to Web-Based Information
During the Tribal Healthy Homes Regional Trainings, many topics are covered and links to web-based information are discussed. Click here for the list.

Training Presentations

“Steps to a Healthier Home”
“Is the Water Safe to Drink”
“Healthy Home Assessments”
“Household Products and Furnishing”
“Home Energy Management”
“Asthma and Allergies”
“Healthy Homes Program Implementation Principles”

"Bed Bugs - Prevention and Control"

Sample Copies of National Tribal Healthy Homes Project Publications
"Help Yourself to a Healthy Home"
"Healthy Home Heritage"

Resources on How to Implement a Healthy Homes Program
Healthy Homes Program Plan
Personalized Action Plan Worksheet
Examples of Fact Sheets, Checklists, Assessment Tools, Questionnaires and Media Tools

American Indian Housing Statistics

Resource Box
Resources that can be ordered from various organizations including “Safe Control: Using IPM in Your Neighborhood”, Connected to the Earth: Environmental Health In & Around the Home”; 16-brochure series of home energy and weatherization “Power Bills”, “Native AIR” tote bag and resources, and many more important resources from local and national organizations.

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