Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners

If you visit homes to provide health or inspection services of any type, you will benefit from the Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course. The training will help you understand the connection between health and housing and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents.

Everyone from a public health nurse visiting a client to an environmental health professional doing a rodent inspection will gain insight into how housing and health are related and actions they can take to improve the health of their clients. This two-day course brings together professionals with a variety of perspectives and experiences in a series of exercises — keeping the training lively and engaging.

The training complements hazard-specific training in lead-based paint, radon, mold, pests, and asbestos. It identifies root causes of health problems in a home and links them to seven principles of healthy housing: keep it dry; keep it clean; keep it pest-free; keep it ventilated; keep it safe, keep It contaminant-free; and keep it maintained. Course participants will have a better understanding of how to collaborate to make healthy homes a reality in their community.

Those who complete this course will be eligible for Healthy Housing Specialist credential from the National Environmental Health Association upon passing a credentialling exam.

For more detailed information on this course, please click here.


When: November 6 & 7, 8:30am-5:00pm
Where: Home Repair Services
             1100 S. Division
             Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Cost: Free with optional lunch


Registration for this training is full. To be put on a waiting list for cancellations, please click here to fill out the registration form and email it to

Healthy Homes Coalition is looking for dedicated and compassionate individuals to help serve our community!

Healthy Housing Specialist - Starting at $17.50/hour

Intake Specialist - Starting at $17.50/hour

If you're interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: