“We are grateful to the National Center for Healthy Housing and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their generous support and for seeing the value in helping to create these new credentials, The public health certifications will give pest management professionals a unique opportunity to distinguish their services that protect against mosquitoes, rodents and other pests that threaten public health,” said Allison Allen, executive director of QualityPro. “Many pest control professionals are seeking credible resources to prove their professionalism when it comes to creating healthier, pest-free environments for their customers, and the public health service certifications will do just that.”
NCHH awarded 10 mini-grants of $7,500 each to organizations in California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia. The funding aims to help communities incorporate healthy homes activities into their healthcare policies and build a pool of knowledgeable and reliable community health workers (CHWs) trained in the healthy homes principles.
Governments, educational institutions, public housing, nonprofits and tribal communities were all eligible to submit a proposal. This is NCHH’s second year offering grants for workforce development.
To learn more about QualityPro or to apply for accreditation, visit www.npmaqualitypro.org.