The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Karna, LLC and its subcontractor, Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc., a new four-year task order for the CDC-funded National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center. Training sessions are being planned for March 12-15, 2018 in Atlanta, GA and May 14-17, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. Registration information will be sent out in early January.

This training will focus on implementing practical strategies to build programs, conduct housing-based primary prevention, develop and maintain strategic partnerships, and improve linkage to care. It is being managed by CDC’s contractor, Karna, LLC, and its subcontractor, Healthy Housing Solutions, and is primarily targeted to childhood lead poisoning prevention staff from state and local health departments, and related private sector organizations.

Each training includes six general session topics and the opportunity to register for one of three available training tracks. There is a special focus on how to improve your surveillance systems and strengthen your lead poisoning prevention programs. You will also learn about cost-effective, evidence-based housing interventions that will improve health outcomes in your communities. Reviews of recently-published research and guidelines will help you set your own goals for improving your own practice.

Continuing education credits will be applied for from the Ohio Nurses Association for nurses and the National Environmental Health Association for sanitarians.