Healthy Homes

2818 Neuse Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28561
Program Specialist:
Debra Yarbrough, REHS
Phone: (252) 636-4936
Fax: (252) 636-1474

Concentrates on disease prevention and management through environmental controls. We encourage families to provide Healthy Homes so their children can thrive. Our two major programs are Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Youth Asthma Management.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead-Safety in Renovation, Repair and Painting Training Courses - The Craven County Health Department Division of Environmental Health is an EPA accredited training provider. Courses are approved for purposes of certification under Section 402 of TSCA. Joint EPA - HUD Curriculum.

We accept cash, checks, credit card and debit card payments for services.
(A service fee of $1.95 for credit and $1.00 for debit payments will charged.)

Initial Class 2015

January 23, 2015
February 27, 2015
March 27, 2015
April 24, 2015
May 22, 2015
June 26, 2015
July 24, 2015
August 28, 2015
September 25, 2015
October 23, 2015
November 20, 2015
December 11, 2015

Refresher Class 2015

February 26, 2015
March 26, 2015
April 23, 2015
May 21, 2015
June 25, 2015
July 23, 2015
August 27, 2015
September 24, 2015
October 22, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 10, 2015

Classes fill quickly - Call (252) 636-4936 to reserve your seat.

Lead-Safety in Renovation, Repair and Painting
Training Registration Form

If receiving payment to do work that disturbs painted surfaces in a pre-1978 residence or child-occupied facility, the work may need to follow additional regulations in respect to lead-based paint.  Please click on the link below to see if these additional regulations apply:

Building Permit or Minimum Housing Code Violations / Lead-Based Paint Certified Renovator Requirements

Lead Inspections - Conducts all types of lead inspections, including risk assessments and clearance sampling. Click the following link to visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website on lead poisoning prevention:

Through grant funding from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Protection through the NC Children's Environmental Health Branch, we have formed a partnership with adjacent counties. The Craven-Jones-Pamlico-Lenoir Lead Poisoning Prevention Partnership not only responds to the needs of identified lead-poisoned children, we additionally strive to prevent children from ever being poisoned in the first place!

Referral Program - Identifies the sources of lead in a poisoned child's environment and offers coordinated clinical case management. Click the following link to visit the US Department for Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website about lead poisoning prevention:

Lead-Safe Housing - Helps homeowners enroll in the North Carolina Preventive Maintenance program. Click the following link to visit the NC Children's Environmental Health Branch website on lead poisoning prevention:

Youth Asthma Management

Through funding from various grants from several sources, including the United Way of Coastal Carolina, Inc. and the NC Division of Health and Human Services, we address the needs of children with asthma in our community.

The Craven-Pamlico Asthma Coalition - 'Breathing Should Be Easy!' has several programs and projects to help ensure that every child receives quality, consistent care in order to lead productive NO ATTACKS lives. Join our list serve by sending a message to

Asthma Management Workshops are held the third Wednesday of each month to help families of children learn how to manage their child's asthma.

Craven-Pamlico Asthma Coalition Meetings are generally held quarterly to plan and implement our community out-reach activities.

Free Community Screenings are generally held annually in May.

For more information on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), please click here.

Asthma Walk & Health Expo is generally held in the Fall.


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