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Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention National Training Center (HHLPPTC)

The CDC-funded Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center (HHLPPTC) supports CDC’s partners in state and local programs by training new program personnel in practical strategies to build programs, manage data, develop strategic coalitions, improve care coordination, and support housing-based primary prevention.

The Center is offering two free 3-1/2 day trainings in 2018:

  • Atlanta, Georgia: March 12-15, 2018
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: May 14-17, 2018

These trainings will focus on implementing practical strategies to conduct primary prevention, develop and maintain strategic partnerships, and improve linkage to care. They are being managed by CDC’s contractor, Karna, LLC, and its subcontractor, Healthy Housing Solutions (Solutions), and are primarily targeted to childhood lead poisoning prevention staff from state and local health departments, and related private sector organizations.

First preference for registration will be given to CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention cooperative agreement recipients. Others encouraged and eligible to participate in this training include:

  • Home inspectors, sanitarians, code inspectors, outreach staff, community health workers, visiting nurses, and care coordinators;
  • Staff from Maternal and Child Health or Federally Qualified Health Centers with home visiting programs, community action agencies, community development corporations, community-based organizations, and tenant councils;
  • Staff from asthma and injury prevention programs; and
  • Individuals from other agencies or private sector organizations working in the lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes fields.

Each training session includes seven general session topics and the opportunity to register for one of three available training tracks. There is a special focus on how to improve your surveillance systems and strengthen your lead poisoning prevention programs. Also, you will learn about cost-effective, evidence-based housing interventions that will improve health outcomes in your communities.

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What you will get from this track

Program Management, Surveillance, and Strategic Planning

  1. Managers of CDC LPPP, EPA, and HUD grants related to lead or healthy housing
  2. Other senior staff from state and local lead poisoning primary prevention programs
  3. Epidemiologists and others who coordinate data collection and evaluation
  4. Staff responsible for planning or needs assessments
  5. Staff from public and private sector organizations that will be part of lead poisoning prevention strategic planning activities
  1. Strategies for working with multiple sources of surveillance data on blood lead levels and other health outcomes
  2. Strategies for improving data quality
  3. Opportunities to confer with technical representatives of the Healthy Housing and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (HHLPSS) to adapt it to your needs
  4. Strategies for strategic planning and coalition-building
  5. How to develop an effective value statement to build and sustain support for your program
  6. Evaluation measures that demonstrate program impact

Targeting and Interventions for Primary Prevention

  1. Staff responsible for the design of lead poisoning primary prevention program interventions and communications campaigns
  2. Housing professionals who implement interventions, including home inspectors, sanitarians, code inspectors, and weatherization professionals, Community Action Agencies, or community development corporations
  3. Community-based organizations
  4. Public health students
  1. Data sources and strategies to identify children in need of BLL screening and at-risk housing units
  2. Techniques to build community awareness
  3. Strategies to enhance program capacity to support primary prevention
  4. Cost-effective, evidence-based home interventions to improve housing and health outcomes
  5. Evaluation measures that demonstrate program impact

Collaboration to Improve Care Coordination and Referrals

  1. Especially useful for those with less than two years of experience
  2. Any outreach, community health workers, or case managers from CDC-funded LPPP grants, or other asthma, injury, or early childhood home visiting programs
  3. Representatives of referral agencies (e.g., Federally Qualified Health Centers, social, housing, educational, nutritional, and developmental services)
  4. Representatives of MCH home visiting programs that coordinate with lead primary prevention efforts
  1. Strategies to coordinate and track referrals across health, housing, developmental, and nutritional services
  2. Strategies to improve communication with health care providers related to lead poisoning prevention and management of children with EBLL
  3. Model outreach materials
  4. Strategies to enhance cultural sensitivity
  5. Key educational messages for families
  6. Evaluation measures that demonstrate program impact

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). Continuing education credits have also been applied for from the National Environmental Health Association for sanitarians.

To request attendance to the training, please contact Solutions’ Laura Titus (email at or phone at 443.539.4161).