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Monday
Feb232015

When Does Your Lead Safety Certification Expire? 

Lead-Edu

 

Is your 5 year lead safe EPA/HUD certification about to expire? Did you get your RRP (lead safety training) in 2010?  If so, check the date....
 
Wow!  Five years already?
   
Does it seem possible?  If you took the RRP Initial Certification Course in late 2009 or in 2010, you need the RRP Refresher!  Not sure?  call us and ask.  The good news is some of you will qualify for an EPA extension and even if you need the class it's half as much time and half as much money as you spent 5 years ago.  Take a $150  half day class and then your certification will be good for another 5 years!  Why not take a break from the snow and get it done now?    Don't get fined!  We have added many more classes throughout New Hampshire and Maine.  If you have a large group, we will even come to your location!  Call 603 203-6430 or visit our website to schedule your half-day refresher today!

 

 

Here's a sample  of upcoming dates and locations:  2/23 in Keene, 2/27, 3/6 and 3/9 in Manchester, 3/4 in Concord, 3/10 in Bangor, 3/12 in Littleton, 4/9 in Rochester and SO many more!  

  

Need the RRP Intial Certification?  Never took the original class? Not sure? Call us and we will help you with that, too, or look for initial class on the class list on our website.  Or email us with any questions at kate@kkirkwood.com 

 

  

Want to carry your certification a step further?
You might want to consider the State of NH  Lead Abatement certification.  As a Lead Abatement Contractor, you can bid on grant funded jobs throughout the state.  As a Lead Abatement Worker, we will put you in touch with hiring contractors who are currently in need of good, dependable, certified workers. ] We have three and four day abatement classes coming up in March.

If you missed our free webinar about the difference between lead abatement and RRP - click here for a free replay of the 45 minute webinar. Or check out this 5 minute You Tube Video
Do You need Lead Abatement Training? 
Do You need Lead Abatement Training?
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What's next?

 

New Lead Laws Coming in NH?  Maybe...  SB 135 is in process right now.  Check our next newsletter for more information.  Meanwhile if you need a class or more info Call Ben at 603-203-6430 or Click Here to visit our website.

Wednesday
Feb042015

NH DHHS - New Blood Pressure Control Guidance for Clinicians and Community Partners

Concord, NH – In recognition of American Heart Month, the New Hampshire

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is pleased to announce the

release of Ten Steps for Improving Blood Pressure Control in New Hampshire:

A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Community Partners, primarily authored

by Rudy Fedrizzi, MD, of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock–Keene,

and Kimberly Persson, MSW, of the Institute for Health Policy and Practice

at the University of New Hampshire. This guide details how clinicians and

communities can work together to improve hypertension throughout the State.



The New Hampshire Million Hearts Learning Collaborative developed the Ten

Steps, a step-by-step manual to guide practitioners, quality improvement

personnel, and practice administrators in improving blood pressure control

in clinical practice and through community outreach. The manual distills

the lessons learned from the New Hampshire’s Million Hearts Learning

Collaborative. When combined, these ten steps provide a comprehensive

approach to improving hypertension control rates within communities.



Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common and dangerous

condition. It increases a patient’s risk for heart disease and stroke.

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in New Hampshire. Almost

2,000 people died in New Hampshire due to coronary heart disease or heart

attacks in 2012. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the State

causing an additional 438 deaths in 2012.



“Hypertension is not controlled in too many people throughout New

Hampshire,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public Health Services at

DHHS. “This manual is an important step toward encouraging health care

providers and community agencies, such as YMCAs, local health departments,

and others, to work together to meet the challenge of providing effective

care and promoting a healthy lifestyle among those they serve.”



In October 2013, DHHS, along with nine other states and the District of

Columbia, was awarded a Million Hearts funding grant by the Association of

State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), with seed money from the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Million Hearts is a

national initiative working to prevent one million heart attacks and

strokes by 2017.



New Hampshire’s work is modeled after the successful strategies implemented

at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock–Keene over the past few

years. The grant’s framework is based on learning collaboratively through

community partnerships. New Hampshire’s Million Hearts Learning

Collaborative partners include:

· DHHS Division of Public Health Services





· Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New

Hampshire





· Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock–Keene (CMC/DHK)





· City of Manchester Health Department





· Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC)





· Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services, and





· Lamprey Health Care – Nashua (LHC-N)





Utilizing evidence-based public health interventions, MCHC improved the

blood pressure control rate among its patients from 66% to 75% over the

course of 2014, and LHC-N improved its rate from 69.5% to 72%.



With additional support from ASTHO and CDC, Goodwin Community Health,

partnering with Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, and

Community Partners, will now participate in the New Hampshire Million

Hearts Learning Collaborative.



The guide can be found at

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdpc/documents/tensteps-bpcontrol.pdf. An

interactive, half-day workshop to support practitioners and practice

administrators in implementing the guide’s strategies is scheduled for

Thursday, March 26, 9:00 am–12:00 pm at the New Hampshire Department of

Transportation, Granite State Conference Room, 7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH,

03302. To register, go to

http://chhs.unh.edu/ihpp/public-health-and-health-promotion. Space is

limited. Please register by Friday, March 20.



For more information about heart disease and stroke prevention, visit the

DHHS website

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdpc/documents/tensteps-bpcontrol.pdf. To learn

more about American Heart Month, go to

http://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/.

Thursday
Jan222015

NH DHHS - NH Commission on PTSD and TBI to Award Grants 

$10,000 Veterans Grant to Serve  New Hampshire’s Institutions of Higher Education 

The NH Legislative Commission on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in partnership with and sponsorship from LTC Partners, is providing a $10,000 grant opportunity to New Hampshire’s institutions of higher education to support our State’s military population.    

This Military or Veterans Impacting New Generations (MOVING) Experience will award three grants (one for $5,000 and two for $2,500 each) for innovative and inclusive proposals to enhance and support the educational and campus experience of veterans.    

“These grants represent the impact that New Hampshire’s institutions of higher education have on our State’s veterans, service members and their families,” said Jo Moncher, Bureau Chief of Military Programs for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and Chair of the Commission on PTSD and TBI.  “The Commission is honored to partner with LTC Partners on this important initiative and look forward to working with New Hampshire’s institutions of higher education as we develop new programs to serve our State’s military.”   

The initiative will follow the goals identified by the Commission: stigma reduction, military education, and military-civilian integrated care. 

The application deadline is April 15, 2015, and award recipients will be announced on June 1, 2015.  Implementation of the grant award programs will take place July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.  The application and guidelines can be found on www.nh.gov/nhveterans  

Sunday
Jan182015

Lead-Edu - Don't miss the 'Contractors Guide to Lead Paint Laws"

Lead-Edu logo

Greetings!

Lead-Edu is pleased to offer a FREE webinar to help you and you staff, colleagues or friends sort out the lead paint laws that affect you and your company.  We hope you can join us on one of the three dates listed below.

You can watch the 45 minute presentation in real time on your own laptop, tablet or cell phone and get answers live during the presentation.

Sincerely,
  
Kate Kirkwood
Lead-Edu
603-781-4304
  
 
Webinar Details

               Our first FREE webinar is called the "Contractors Guide to Lead Paint Laws" and  occurs several times. Please click the link below to register for the date and time that works best for you:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2124620389931265

The truth is when we talk about Lead Paint and related laws contractors face fear, frustration and fines! Don't wonder - get answers! Attend this free one hour webinar  hosted by Lead-Edu the Lead Paint Training experts, and presented  by Kate Kirkwood. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Lead Edu is now offering EPA Dust Sampling Technician Classes!  Visit our website or call for more information
 

  

Lead-Edu
25 Lowell St.
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101

www.lead-edu.info

603-781-4304

Webinar Times
We are offering our free webinar on Monday, Jan 19th at 2;00, Tuesday, Jan 20th at 4:30 and Saturday, Jan 24th at 10:00 am.  We hope one of those times will work for you.  Please click on the link to the left under Webinar Details, and claim your seat.  Webinar attendance is limited so register early!

  
Save $100.00               
Attend our free webinar for details on class discounts and FREE gifts for you that total over $100
  
Offer Expires: You must attend one of the webinars to obtain the free gifts and class savings              
Thursday
Oct302014

SNHU - Halloween can be scary, but your financials don't have to be! 

Halloween can be scary, but your financials don't have to be!

 
 
 

Financials can be hard to understand and scarier than a ghoul on Halloween night! Get the information to finally make financial documents easy. There is something for every skill level, whether you are someone who would rather not touch the numbers or someone who loves them.

Finance 101 for the Non-Accountant 
No more hiding from your financials. Learn the basics so you can feel comfortable making the important business decisions.

Where Your Dollars Go and What They Get You
Learn how to use your profit and loss statement to guide you in better decision making. Understanding your Return On Investment (ROI) can help prioritize your spending and your time.

Sharpening Your Financial Skills
Understand the relationship between your balance sheet, income statement, profit and loss, and cash flow.

Join us for our 3rd Annual Women & Money Forum! 
When: Thursday, January 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Networking Reception to follow. 
Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Robert Frost Hall, 2500 North River Rd. Manchester, NH 
Rates: CWBA Members - $50, Non Yet Members - $75, Network Reception- $10
Register now!
Register by December 5th and receive a free admission to Networking Reception. 

Sponsored by: 

 
 
     
 
 
Center for Women’s Business Advancement
Southern New Hampshire University – Madison House

2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106-1045
603.629.4697 | 1.888.988.7778 | cwbanh@snhu.edu

 

 

Contact: Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N River Rd, Manchester, NH 03106