Karna, LLC and its subcontractor, Healthy Housing Solutions, held two sessions of the CDC National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center training. The first training was held on March 12-15, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia and was attended by 66 students. The second training was held on May 14-17, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was attended by 101 students—the largest group of students since the training started in 2005.

Each training included six general session topics and the opportunity to register for one of three available training tracks: Collaboration to Improve Care Coordination and Referrals, Targeting and Interventions for Primary Prevention, and Program Management, Surveillance, and Strategic Planning Track.

The Ohio Nurses Association awarded 20.75 contact hours for nurses and the National Environmental Health Association awarded 21 contact hours for sanitarians.

Students in the main ballroom for a general session

Students in one of their breakout groups

Here’s what students had to say when asked what about the training was most helpful to them.

“Learning what other states are doing. Discussions about what works and what doesn’t. Learning the “basics,” then discussing how to apply it. Also very helpful to have the packet with all of the PowerPoint slides for note taking and future use.”

“Opportunities to hear how other CLPPPs around the country are operating and evaluating their programs.”

“Able to see what needs improvement in our local program.”

“Subject matter experts leading presentations and discussions.”

“Learned lots of facts about lead poisoning and different ways to improve education and screenings of children.”

“Hearing what other states have as problems and successes.”

“Resources that are available to me. I’m new to lead so getting information and hearing other programs and connecting with others has been really appreciated. I’ve got so many ideas, and now I can bring this back and maybe implement new programs.”

“Detailed information about lead issues. Ability to spend time in discussion with experts.”

“Hearing from peers: what they are doing and how they are doing it.”