Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Fawcett Center 
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210

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Patricia Barnes 
Ohio Healthy Homes Network 


Cost Effective Approaches to a
Safe and Healthy Home 

OHHN’s 2018 Spring Forum, an educational and networking event for the healthy homes field, will be held at the Fawcett Center in Columbus. The Forum will showcase cost-effective, evidence-based practices for making homes healthy, safe and affordable as well as the latest research, legislation and regulations in the healthy homes field.

Featured Topics include

  • Recent innovations in the healthy homes field
  • Hoarding
  • Weatherization
  • Childhood asthma
  • Chldhood lead exposure in the school setting
  • Innovative financing models for lead abatement
  • New ODH Lead Abatement Program and Lead Safe Rental Registry
  • Housing and infant mortality
  • Radon
  • State and local lead policies and programs
  • Federal and state funding for healthy, safe and affordable housing.

Anyone interested in healthy housing is welcome to attend including professionals in the health, weatherization/energy, rehab, environmental, affordable housing fields as well as advocates, parents and community members.

To learn more about what's offered at the Spring Forum, check out our updated agenda, descriptions of sessions and information on speakers:

Updated Agenda

Session Descriptions

Presenter Biographies

Our Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Jacobs, Chief Scientist

National Center for Healthy Housing

Dr. David Jacobs is the Chief Scientist, National Center for Healthy Housing. He also serves as Director of the U.S. Collaborating Center for Research and Training on Housing Related Disease and Injury for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO WHO), an adjunct associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and as a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. MORE

Breakout Sessions: Featured Speakers

Radon and Lung Cancer

Dr. Peter G. Shields, Deputy Director of the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and James Cancer Hospital and tenured professor in the Department of Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and in the Division of Epidemiology at the Ohio State University College of Public Health.   

Lead Service Line Replacement Program 

Cathy Bernardino Bailey, Director of Greater  Cincinnati Water Works. As Director, she leads all aspects of the water utility, overseeing day-to-day operations of 625 people, an operating  budget of $90 million and a 5-year capital plan totaling over $450 million.

Indoor Exposures to Microbes and Chemicals: Implications for Childhood Asthma

Dr. Karen Dannemiller, Assistant Professor at Ohio State University with a joint appointment in the College of Engineering and the College of Public Health. Her interdisciplinary research integrates engineering with microbiology and addresses emerging health challenges and environmental concerns. 

Information for Registrants

Registration begins at 8 am. The Forum begins at 9:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210. The opening plenary will be held in the Ballroom. Breakout sessions will be held in the Ballroom and Clinton Room.


Registration fees are $50 for OHHN members, $70 for non-members and $35 for full-time students. Registrations received after April 16 will incur a late fee of $10Is your organization or agency a member?  Or are you an individual member?  You can find out by checking the list of 2018 Members. If you are not a member, this is a great time to join and receive the discount on your registration fee. You can join at OHHN.org using Pay Pal or download the membership application and pay by check. 


Lunch will be provided on site. Please indicate on the registration form if you have special dietary needs.


OHHN accepts payment through Pay Pal and by check. If paying by check, make check out to Ohio Healthy Homes Network and mail to PO Box 2562, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Contact OHHN if you need a W-9 or an invoice. If using an agency purchase order, choose 'paying by check' on the registration form. Please register on-line using the Register Now link above. 


A limited number of scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, write to OHHN


Parking is complimentary but requires a pass. OHHN will e-mail a pass to all registrants. The pass should placed inside the windshield. If you forget your parking pass, you can get one from the registration table.

Registered Sanitarian, Social Worker and Other CEs

6.75 hours have been approved for Registered Sanitarians (RS). 

6.75 hours of Social Work CEs have been applied for.

 OHHN will apply as well for CEs for Certified in Public Health. 

Spring Forum presentations should also be eligible for Building Professional Institute (BPI) CEUs. Attendees must submit documentation to BPI.

Nursing CEs

This continuing education nursing activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Education. (OBN-001-91)

Approval valid through 3/21/2020. ONA # 21566

Please call Patricia Barnes, Executive Director, Ohio Healthy Homes Network at 614-289-8812 for information about contact hours.

LEARNER OUTCOMES: After attending this event, the learner will be able to:

1. Discuss one example of a cost-effective, evidence-based practice related to healthy, safe, and affordable housing. 

2. Discuss current research, legislation, and regulations in the healthy homes field. 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST:  The presenters, planners, and moderators  have declared no conflict of interest. 

CRITERIA FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION:  Include attendance at one  or more sessions and submission of a completed evaluation form. 



Speaker presentations will be placed on the OHHN website immediately prior to the Forum so that you may view them during and after the Forum.


Any questions? Write Patricia Barnes, Executive Director, or call (614) 289-8812.


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