Healthy Homes Trainings

The Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative has coordinated and convened numerous trainings over the past few years.  Below is a list of some of the previous trainings.

Healthy Homes: Assessment and Interventions – Lowell, MA

During this new course, students will learn about the importance of conducting an assessment and resident interview using solutions-based approaches and tools.  Likewise, after developing strategies for assessing the health-related hazards in a home, students will conduct an onsite inspection, from which they will develop a comprehensive action plan. They will learn about identifying responsible parties, estimating costs, handling the bid process, communicating with residents, managing quality control and keeping adequate records.

For more information, contact: David Turcotte at (978) 934-4682 – or Kelechi Adejumo at (978) 934-4778 –

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Free Webinar: Tools for Eliminating Mice in Multifamily Housing

This webinar will address accessing and monitoring for the sources of mice within both the building and within apartments.  The training will emphasize the importance of the structure and the apartments being correctly mouse-proofed, as well as the effective use of traps and baits when mice need to be eliminated. Pest management professionals, cooperative extension educators, and all who work in housing including maintenance staff, property managers and owners, resident services, and procurement officers are all encouraged to register. Take advantage of the opportunity to hear from award-winning and renown rodentologist, Dr. Corrigan who brings decades of field experience and data to improve pest management in homes, industry, communities, and infrastructure and the health of those that work, live, and play there.

Time: December 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time 

Registration link

Healthy Homes Rating System Training

This course was designed to enable students to interpret and apply the principles of the HHRS, prioritize corrective actions, and communicate their findings in an Assessment Report.  The training was held October 4-5, 2017, 8:00AM-4:00PM at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. There was a registration fee of $200 for government and nonprofits and $225 for all others.  For more information, download the Healthy Homes Rating System Training Flyer.

Healthy Homes: Rights and Responsibilities

The Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative and Square One hosted a free workshop on Thursday September 28, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Square One Family Center (1095 Main Street in Springfield) about the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, as well as available community resources. Download the event flyer for more information.

GHHI Healthy Homes Assessment Training

The “GHHI Comprehensive Housing, Health, Safety & Energy Assessment Training”, held on June 15-16, 2017, provided an overview of the comprehensive assessment process and how to assess homes for home-based environmental health hazards and energy loss.  The trainer was Hector Moreno, Healthy Housing Program Instructor from the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative .

Training materials:

Launching a Healthy Homes Initiative

The Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative presented the “Launching a Healthy Homes Initiative”  training on August 14, 2015.  It included an in-depth review of Healthy Homes principles as well as planning for the implementation of the Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative.  Our trainer was Dave Turcotte of the UMass Lowell New England Healthy Homes Training Center.

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative staff presented about their model for energy efficient and healthy homes at the Springfield Healthy Homes meeting on September 8, 2015.

Healthy Homes Training Series

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Square one, 255 King Street, Springfield, MA, 5:30-7:00 P.M
  • Friday, May 12, 2017, Career Connections, 91 School Street, Springfield, MA, 10:00-11:30 AM
  • Thursday, June 9, 2017, Square One, 1095 Main Street, Springfield, MA, 5:30-7:00 PM

Managing Asthma

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Square One (1095 Main Street, Springfield, MA), 5:30-7:30

Lead-Safe Worker and Supervisor Training

4-day training for Certified Lead Safe Workers (24 hours) and Supervisors (32 hours) starting October 19th.  Free for contractors and tradespeople who fit federal income guidelines.  Training to take place at ATC Group Services in West Springfield on October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th.

For more information or to register, contact Nigel Greaves from Springfield Office of Housing at 413-886-5050 or

Hoarding Conference

The Western Massachusetts Hoarding Task Force will be hosting a conference to educate the community about addressing and supporting individuals with Hoarding Disorder.  The conference will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM at the Hadley Farms Meeting House.  There is an $85 fee to attend.  For more information or to register, click here.

CHW Supervisor Training

Hosted by the Boston Public Health Commission and the Community Health Education Center (CHC), this two-session workshop addresses issues specific to the supervision of community health workers. The workshop reviews the key roles and responsibilities of supervisors. Participants explore ways to support their CHW staff, discover new strategies and techniques to make staff accountable, resolve conflict and provide constructive feedback. The workshop is scheduled for 12/4/17 and 12/6/17 and there is a $75 fee to participate.  Register by November 30, 2017.

Download the CHW Supervisory Skills Workshop Training Flyer for more information.