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IEHA release 11.14

November 14, 2013

IEHA Launches I-MAP (IEHA "Media Assistance Program") at ISSA

WESTERVILLE, OH — IEHA is pleased to announce its new IEHA Media Assistance Program (I-MAP) - launching at ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Las Vegas - which aims to make, in time, all 3,200 IEHA members Press hub Delegates (PhDs).  Details of the program will be announced on Sunday 11-17-13 at 1-2:30 pm during the IEHA-Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, session by Allen Rathey, president of The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and The Healthy House Institute (HHI).  The program is entitled: “Putting IEHA Members on the MAP: How to become a Savvy PhD - Press hub Delegate - with help from IEHA’s Media Assistance Program (I-MAP)” - PowerPoint Preview Link -

The 90-minute session will explore the IEHA Media Assistance Program (IMAP) which is designed to fulfill:

•             The media’s need for expert information around better housekeeping and public health
•             IEHA members’ desire to apply their “IEHA Education” to meet the public’s need for factual information, provide information to the press, and receive recognition & coverage.

IMAP Outline:

IEHA is the Hub / IEHA Members are the Spokes.

Press Hub Delegates (PhDs) are the "Spokespersons"

“Everyone who is an IEHA Member and provides a biz card at the ISSA Show gets a PhD badge,” notes IEHA CEO Beth Risinger.  “ In fact, they will get several, one to wear (with an adhesive strip for mounting on their badge holder) and two to hand out as calling cards with their name and topical suggestions.  We will tap these contacts to begin pitching the media on behalf of IEHA members.”

“IEHA ‘PhDs’ that provide topics for trade media exposure will be first to get press in 2014,” notes Allen Rathey, president of The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and The Healthy House Institute (HHI), IMAP press representative and creator of IMAP.

About IEHA
IEHA is a 3,200-plus professional member organization for persons who direct cleaning, maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping, safety and/or indoor environmental programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. The organization was founded in New York City in 1930, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. IEHA provides its members with an array of professional development, educational, certification and career opportunities. For more information, visit

About HFI
The Healthy Facilities Institute® (HFI) Educational Center and Website strives to provide authoritative information for creating and maintaining clean, healthy indoor environments. Since buildings are ecosystems, HFI works to address the many interrelated aspects of built environments — such as air, water, energy, materials and resources, green cleaning, indoor environmental quality, waste management, people and more — as an integrated or holistic system. Inasmuch as “Clean” is a metaphor for healthy indoor spaces, HFI also emphasizes prevention and removal of pollutants or contaminants to help ensure optimum conditions for living, learning and working.