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.
Presenters: OLHCHH Grantees Margaret Williams, Senior Lead Program Specialist/Program Coordinator, will present “Running a Successful Program”. Sonya Frick, Unit Manager, Lead Safe Home Program, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, will present “Overcoming Barriers in Your Lead Program”.
Margaret Williams: She describes on how the State of Vermont has worked to protect occupants for over 20 years from lead-based paint hazards through the Vermont Lead Law and how the City of Burlington has been reducing in home hazards for over 15 years and has strengthened the VT Lead Law compliance in the City. She will review marketing techniques that have worked and ones that have not. Some of the barriers the Program has had to overcome and opportunities for the future.
Sonya Frick: In the State of Michigan (SOM), elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant females is a problem in older housing stock built before 1978. This webinar will provide background on how to manage a lead program, overcoming barriers, using resources to achieve your goals and maintain success in running/administering a lead program to abate lead hazards across the SOM.
Target Audiences: OLHCHH grantees; HUD and OLHCHH field staff; Federal agency staff with related programs; Community-Based Organizations, health care providers, Healthy Homes educators.
Webinar ID 347-854-619