Less is More: Using Limited Resident Prep for Bed Bug Treatment

January 10th, 2019 | Posted in News

On January 29, 2019, Healthy Housing Solutions, with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, presented the instructor-led, online webinar, Less is More: Using Limited Resident Prep for Bed Bug Treatment. Jeffrey White, technical director of Bed Bug Central and host of Bed Bug TV, was the instructor.

This webinar is designed to challenge the traditional thought that extensive preparation is necessary to control bed bugs within a home. For years, many pest control companies and housing providers have required tenants to extensively prepare their home for bed bug treatment in order to make the process more effective. This process can be very time consuming and many often don’t have the physical and mental capacity to follow the recommendations properly. You will learn a new approach to bed bug treatment that doesn’t require 90-95% of the traditional bed bug prep work, which makes bed bug treatment easier for all involved.

To listen to the recording and for other resources, visit the Less is More: Using Limited Resident Prep for Bed Bug Treatment webpage.

For more information, contact Laura Titus at ltitus@healthyhousingsolutions.com.

Making Homes Healthier for Residents With Limited Financing Webinar

October 4th, 2018 | Posted in News

On September 25, 2018, Healthy Housing Solutions held the webinar, Making Homes Healthier for Residents with Limited Financing. This free, one-hour webinar, presented by the Healthy Homes Training Center with funding from HUD, addressed the problem of working with residents who have limited finances to cover the cost of healthy homes fixes. The session encouraged participants to think about how the healthy homes approach of “what can my program fund?” may not work well. Instead, students should think about an approach that involves identifying the highest priority fixes for a house and considering the variety of programs that might be able to fund those fixes. This webinar covered how to look for possible sources of funding.

Close to 300 students attended the webinar, asking questions and anxious to share their new information with co-workers as well as those from other organizations. To listen to the recording of this webinar and find other resources that you may find useful, please visit this webpage. .

We thank everyone who attended for their participation in this webinar!!

CDC National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center 2018 Trainings

July 2nd, 2018 | Posted in News

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 was held on March 12-15, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia and was attended by 66 students. The second 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. More.

Healthy Housing Solutions Launches the Healthy Homes Library

June 15th, 2018 | Posted in News

Healthy Housing Solutions launches the Healthy Homes Library. The Healthy Homes Library contains over 1,000 articles related to healthy housing. You can search by keyword, publication/journal name, and author name. Articles are added all the time!

 

Basic Principles of Healthy Housing Online Course

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in News

Basic Principles of Healthy Homes is an engaging and interactive self-paced online course. Whether you’re a community health worker, home assessor, home inspector, program manager, or anyone concerned about healthy housing, this course was designed with you in mind. You will learn about the well-documented link between health and housing; become familiar with the 8 principles of keeping your home healthy; identify the four interdependent systems found in most homes that impact not just our health, but our quality of life; and develop strategies for communicating with residents.

To register for this course, go to Schedule of Classes page.

Bed Bug Management for Affordable Housing Providers

May 10th, 2018 | Posted in News

Healthy Housing Solutions, along with Rick Cooper, Technical Director for Cooper Pest Solutions, one of the leading experts on the subject of bed bugs and bed bug management, developed the online, instructor-led Bed Bug Management for Affordable Housing Providers. This four-hour course was held in February and again in March. Both times, the training courses were filled to capacity. Students took an active role in solving common challenges, identifying problems, learning what strategies work to kill bed bugs, and how to find a good pest management professional.

Many of the attendees came from housing authorities and health departments. There will be another course held in the near future and if you are interested in attending, you may contact Laura Titus.

Making Homes Healthier for Residents Who Hoard

May 9th, 2018 | Posted in News

Healthy Housing Solutions, along with Dion Lerman of the Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management (PA IPM) Program, Penn State University, developed the online, instructor-lead webinar “Making Homes Healthier for Residents who Hoard.”

The interest in this topic was overwhelming and over 100 people registered for the three free sessions that were held in February and March 2018.

You can listen to the recording and obtain valuable information on hoarding by going to the Making Homes Healthier for Residents who Hoard webpage on Healthy Housing Solutions’ website.