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Launching a Healthy Homes Initiative (August 24, 2016) - Harlingen, Texas

Launching a Healthy Homes Initiative

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) - Harlingen Campus
             Room# 1.100 2102 Treasure Hills Blvd
             Harlingen, Texas 78550 Available

CEUs: Community Health Workers (6.5hrs); Social Workers (6.5hrs)

Cost: This course is being offered for free through the support of EPA Region 6.

Lunch: On your own. There will be a 1-hour lunch break each day.

This course brings together health and housing professionals from state and local agencies as well as other health and housing organizations. The goal of the training is to identify policies and practices to establish robust programs to make homes healthier. Participants will work with a case study developed for the training to analyze threats to resident health and identify opportunities to reduce those threats through improved and coordinated housing and health services. The course integrates engaging presentations with real-world problem solving exercises to create an engaging and informative session.  

Learning Objectives: Participants completing the course will be able to:

  • State seven healthy homes principles
  • Explain the connection of those principles to health impacts and hazards in the home
  • Identify the organizations and programs that can make a home healthier
  • Describe the basic tools agencies and organizations can use to make homes healthier
  • Name five action steps that can be implemented in the next six months to launch a healthy homes program

More information contact: Maria Sisneros (915) 533-7273 or

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