Healthy Homes Overview
In the Healthy Homes Overview session, you will learn background information and the principles of healthy housing. You also will learn about issues that affect home occupants and how to conduct a home assessment.
Indoor Air Quality Overview
In the Indoor Air Quality Overview session, you will learn about the causes of poor indoor air quality and how to detect and correct indoor air pollutants.
In the Radon session, you will learn where radon comes from, its health risks to home occupants, and methods to detect and mitigate radon's entry into homes.
Asthma & Allergies
In the Asthma & Allergies session, you will learn about asthma and how to identify and prevent asthma and allergy triggers in the home environment.
Mold & Moisture Control
In the Mold & Moisture Control session, you will get a basic overview of mold and home moisture control concepts and methods.
Carbon Monoxide & Other Combustion Gases
In the Carbon Monoxide & Other Combustion Gases session, you will learn general information about the dangers of carbon monoxide and other combustion gases found in homes. You also will learn about detection and routine inspection methods required to keep families safe.
In the Lead session, you will learn about the health risks, screening guidelines, testing procedures, and preventability of childhood lead poisoning.
In the Drinking Water session, you will learn the basics of private well water testing and protection. This session gives an overview of on-site waste (septic) systems and best management practices.
In the Home Safety session, you will learn action steps to reduce safety hazards in the home.
Hazardous Household Products
In the Hazardous Household Products session, you will learn about commonly used household products that can be hazardous to home occupants' health. You will learn how to use these products safely or choose safer products.
Integrated Pest Management
In the Integrated Pest Management session, you will gain general knowledge of what pest management is and how it relates to creating a healthy home.
In the Home Energy session, you will learn to address healthy home concerns by making energy-efficient improvements. This lesson addresses weatherization activities and the potentially negative impact they can have on occupants' health if done improperly.
Peak flea season is in the spring and summer, but in warmer areas like the South, successful flea control is a yearlong battle. (Photo by CanStock)
Human health in the home is the focus of a new partnership between the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi University for Women College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service has received national recognition for a Healthy Homes Initiative marketing campaign.
The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences presented Extension with the first-place Marketing Package Award for its Healthy Homes Initiative promotional efforts.
Those who struggle with injury or disability know it is never too early to make changes that allow a house to be more accommodating to people with impaired mobility.
Most parents are too busy for a college course in child development, but want to help their babies grow into children who are successful in learning and ultimately successful in life. (Photo by Canstock)
He is already good at what he does as maintenance supervisor with the Canton Housing Authority, but Russell Carroll wants to be even better.
Anytime he gets a chance to participate in a training program, he takes it. Russell Carroll cares about sharing the best practices—and implementing them—to benefit the tenants on his watch.