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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 24-30, highlights the many ways stakeholders can reduce children’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. To support both these important observances, HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) and our stakeholders annually feature a robust, educational webinar program. The target audiences for the webinars include staff in Federal agencies, national and local foundations, non-profit and community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and various state, tribal, and local government agencies, especially housing, community planning, environmental, and health sectors.

Produced by OLHCHH and the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Land Grant Universities and Cooperative Extension System, these webinars build on 20 years of collaboration focusing on education and outreach and indoor environmental health hazards.

 

October 25,2021
Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule – Contractors 11:00 - 12:00 ET
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This webinar will provide a brief overview of the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule specifically for contractors and discuss how they may enroll in training courses to become lead-safe certified to work on homes.

A New Day Has Come: One Coalition’s At-Scale Approach to Transforming Policies, Systems, and Community Investments to Prevent Lead Exposure 2:15 - 4:00 ET
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This panel will provide unique perspectives on the 500+ member Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition, the recently launched proactive Lead Safe Certification rental inspection program, and the $99.4 million Lead Safe Home Fund used to create lead safe housing in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland experience offers a model for replication across the nation.

October 26, 2021
Launching a New State Lead Exposure Prevention Program 11:00 - 12:00 ET
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This webinar will provide background on how Virginia launched a new lead exposure prevention program. Presenters will discuss program development, stakeholder engagement and collaboration, data utilization, initial and potential outreach efforts, and more.

Creative Uses of SCHIP Funds in Tackling Lead Poisoning Prevention – A Close Up from Michigan and Ohio 2:15 -3:30 ET
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This webinar emphasizes how to leverage State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) funds with the Lead Hazard Control grant funds. Two presenters from the Center for Medicaid Services will share best practices, lessons learned, and how their program models are applicable elsewhere.

October 27,2021
Successful Outreach to Spanish Speaking Audiences 1:30 - 2:30 ET
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This webinar will discuss pre- and post-pandemic outreach efforts and challenges with Spanish-speaking community members. The presentation will conclude with an English and Spanish Q+A session.

 

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