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Health, Housing, and Environmental Professionals
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The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) is a proven partner in the effort to create healthy and safe homes for children through practical and proven steps.

  • NCHH translates its scientific research into practice to provide policy recommendations, hands-on guidance, technical assistance, and training through the National Healthy Homes Training Center.
  • NCHH offers tools to help you drive positive changes in health and housing policy and practice at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • NCHH has the knowledge, relationships, and track record of success you can leverage to create healthy housing programs in your area and evaluate their success.

For Housing Agencies: NCHH offers specialized training and technical assistance programs to help your agency adopt cost-effective green and healthy housing practices that will improve the quality of housing and health of residents in your state/community. For Health Departments: NCHH offers evidence-based training and technical assistance programs to help you target communities living in substandard conditions and provide solutions to combat the hazards found in their homes.

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Seven Principles of Healthy Homes

Dry: Damp houses provide a nurturing environment for mites, roaches, rodents, and molds, all of which are associated with asthma.

Clean: Clean homes help reduce pest infestations and exposure to contaminants.

Pest-Free: Recent studies show a causal relationship between exposure to mice and cockroaches and asthma episodes in children; yet inappropriate treatment for pest infestations can exacerbate health problems, since pesticide residues in homes pose risks for neurological damage and cancer.

Safe: The majority of injuries among children occur in the home. Falls are the most frequent cause of residential injuries to children, followed by injuries from objects in the home, burns, and poisonings.

Contaminant-Free: Chemical exposures include lead, radon, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, and environmental tobacco smoke. Exposures to asbestos particles, radon gas, carbon monoxide, and second-hand tobacco smoke are far higher indoors than outside.

Ventilated: Studies show that increasing the fresh air supply in a home improves respiratory health.

Maintained: Poorly-maintained homes are at risk for moisture and pest problems. Deteriorated lead-based paint in older housing is the primary cause of lead poisoning, which affects some 240,000 U.S. children.

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Healthy Homes Specialist Credential

NCHH and the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network (Training Center) are partnering with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) to offer a “Healthy Homes Specialist” credential.

The Healthy Homes Specialist Credential is designed for health and housing professionals in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Each partner brings strengths to the partnership. NCHH provides technical expertise on healthy housing. The Training Center brings a network of universities and training partners who can offer the training necessary to help Healthy Homes Specialist succeed. NEHA is the leading national organization focused on environmental health already offering an array of eight credentials.

To achieve the credential, individuals must complete a comprehensive exam on the seven principles of healthy housing, which include keeping homes: Dry, Clean, Pest-Free, Contaminant-Free, Ventilated, Safe, and Maintained. Individuals seeking the Healthy Homes Specialist credential must:

    1.  Be at least 21 years of age;

    2.  Have five years of experience in housing, environmental health, or public health;

    3.  Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the qualifying examination; and

    4.  Successfully complete an online home assessment exercise.

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