We offer three Certificate Programs
- Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate
- CELACare Eco-Health Care Certificate
- CELACare Eco-Health Home Health Aide Certificate
Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate
Provides a foundation in alternative medical and holistic approaches in healthcare that can be incorporated into clinical, educational, and consulting professional practice.
CELACare & Eco-Health Certificate Programs
Prepare candidates for multiple roles working in support of people living with chronic environmental illnesses. It is essential for those living with environmental illnesses to receive supports from people trained in understanding these illnesses and how they impact the lives and needs of individuals, their families, and the ways in which supports are provided.
The CELACare Eco-Health Care Certificate
Appropriate for individuals who would like to expand their knowledge and understanding regarding best practices in providing care and support for people with chronic EIs—such as medical and healthcare professionals (e.g., nurses, care providers, life coaches, practitioners, facilitators, agency supervisors and management), regular education and special education teachers and specialists, administrators, case managers, consultants, family members and significant others.
The CELACare Eco-Health Home Health Aide Certificate
Appropriate for CNAs, home health workers, at-home care providers, nursing home and assisted living staff, agency staff, and any individuals interested in providing direct care for clients with EIs. You do not have to be a CNA to enroll.
What are environmental illnesses?
Environmental Illness (EI) is an overarching term that is used to describe the illnesses that some people have whose symptoms occur or worsen when they are exposed to chemicals and substances in the environment, on other people, and on themselves. People with an EI can have mild to life-threatening reactions when they are around the substances that make them react. Some common reactions include difficulty breathing; swelling of lips, tongue, airway; rashes; hives; flushing; itching; watery eyes; blurred vision; anxiety; feelings of impending doom; cognitive impairments; flu-like symptoms; anaphylaxis—and this is a partial list.
I’ve never heard of EIs!
Yes, you have! Asthma is an EI. Lung cancer from cigarette smoke is an EI. Mesothelioma, the malignant cancer people often get from exposure to asbestos, is an EI. Mastocytosis and mast cell activation related disorders are EIs. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is an EI. Allergies (for example, to nuts or strawberries or fish), allergies to pollen, dust, mold, pets. Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and more–these are all EIs.
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