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EPA sponsors free training on Healthy Homes for health care workers

Release Date: 08/06/2013
Contact Information: Donna Heron 215-814-5113 / heron.donna@epa.gov

PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2013) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring "Healthy Homes for Community Health Workers," a free, one-day training course on Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Wyomissing, Pa.

The class is open to community health workers, health educators, public health nurses, cooperative extension agents and others who work in healthy homes programs or community health. It will be held at the AAA Reading-Berks offices, 920 Van Reed Road, Wyomissing.

The course will provide information and tools needed to teach health care workers how to make sure homes are healthy and safe so that associated health problems will be reduced. The course will provide one-on-one and large group education on healthy homes, provide general advice about specific problems, and be able to recommend techniques and approaches to be taken by families, landlords and other community members.

    The class is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be taught by the National Center for Healthy Housing. It is sponsored by EPA in collaboration with the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To register, please contact Prentiss Ward at 215-814-2813 or email at ward.prentiss@epa.gov.

    Please register as soon as possible as there is limited space.

    For an outline of a typical agenda, please visit
    http://www.nchh.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=sllihlwg4AY%3d&tabid=508