Decline in Blood Lad Testing in Young Children Following the Onset of the Pandemic / Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts During COVID-19

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Washington, District of Columbia
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Each year, the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) outreach campaign is aimed at awareness, action, and prevention. We bring together individuals, diverse organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments nationwide. NLPPW is held this year from October 25-31, 2020. NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health effects. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our partners work to heighten awareness of lead poisoning, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions during NLPPW and beyond.

This session will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected lead poisoning prevention work. The presentations will provide an overview of the difficulties state and local health lead poisoning prevention programs are encountering as a consequence of the pandemic and the effects seen on blood lead testing.

Presenters: Joseph Courtney, Ph.D., Senior Epidemiologist/Team Lead for Surveillance and Epidemiology, Lead Poisoning Prevention Environmental Health Tracking Branch, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our second presentation is “Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts During COVID-19”. Neasha Graves, MPA, Environmental Health Outreach Manager, Center for Public Engagement with Science, UNCChapel Hill Institute for the Environment

Target Audience: State and local health departments, environmental health organizations, pediatric healthcare providers.

Webinar ID 509-701-595

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
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