QualityPro is a recipient of a healthy homes workforce mini-grant of $7,500 from the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). The grant will be used to help fund new public health service certifications, starting in the fall of 2018.
QualityPro is administered by the NPMA Pest Management Foundation, and has certified more than 500 companies in the pest management industry.
“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,” says Allison Allen, BCE, 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.”
OualityPro was one of 10 recipients that received a $7,500 Health Homes Workforce Development mini-grant through a contract between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the NCHH. This is the second year NCHH has offered grants for workforce development.
The funding from the grants is aimed at helping communities incorporate healthy homes activities into their healthcare policies and establish knowledgeable and reliable community health workers trained in the healthy home principles. NCHH welcomed governments, educational institutions, public housing, nonprofits and tribal communities to submit a proposal.