Basic Principles of Healthy Homes

Basic Principles of Healthy Homes is an engaging and interactive 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.

In the Key Concepts module, you will learn about the well-documented impact of housing on both physical and mental health, and gain an appreciation for just how widespread the problem of unhealthy housing really is… and how costly! The 8 Principles module introduces the Keep-Its, the proven strategies for addressing unhealthy housing. In The House as a System module, you’ll be introduced to the mechanical systems that make your home not only healthy but comfortable. Finally, in Working with Residents, you’ll see why it’s so important to “start with people” whenever you inspect a home, and develop a variety of strategies for communicating with residents.

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To register for this course, click here to be taken to the Healthy Homes Training Center Schedule of Classes. The cost is $99.