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.

 

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

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Please contact Laura Titus for more information about this course.