Healthy Homes Assessment for Community Health Workers

This course is designed specifically for community health workers (CHWs), and other home visitors who provide health education to residents. The course provides these individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform a basic healthy home assessment. First, students will complete the online prerequisite course, Basic Principles of Healthy Homes, which examines the link between health and housing and introduces the 8 Principles of Healthy Homes. Then, in this instructor-led course, CHWs will learn about housing codes and the fundamentals of resident interviews before participating in an onsite inspection. They will gain experience in choosing and filling out assessment forms, and in developing action plans that indicate who is responsible for handling each identified hazard. Finally, CHWs will practice effective strategies for educating residents.

Course Information

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Additional Resources:
National Healthy Housing Standard
Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home

To register for this course, go to the Healthy Homes Training Center Schedule of Classes. If you don’t see this course listed, it’s not being taught at this time, but please check back since courses are added continuously. The cost of this course is determined by the Training Center partner who is offering this course. The cost of this course is determined by the Training Center partner who is offering this course.

Please contact Laura Titus for more information about this course.