About 3.6 million American households have children under 6 years of age who live in homes with lead exposure hazards.
To help maintain focus on this serious issue, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), collaborate annually on a national outreach effort. This year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) will be held from October 24-30.
We encourage all of our stakeholders to use the resources on this page to support NLPPW, and expand the reach of engagement, especially in disadvantaged communities. We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary along with this important observance. From our very beginning, our grants have made thousands of homes in disadvantaged communities lead-free.
This year, OLHCHH has created a Stakeholder Resource Guide, available here. This Stakeholder Resource Guide augments the interagency materials. It aims to provide the resources needed to help our stakeholders educate disadvantaged community members to ensure substandard, low-income housing is made lead safe and healthy for families.
We recognize that outreach continues to be mainly virtual. At OLHCHH, we are appreciative of the diverse challenges that our grantees have faced and overcome throughout the pandemic.
The three agency partners have again established the following central themes for NLPPW 2021:
- Get the Facts: Find out about the hazards of lead.
- Get Your Home Tested: Find out how to minimize risks of lead exposure by hiring a certified professional to test older homes for lead.
- Get Your Child Tested: A simple blood test can detect lead. Consult your health care provider for advice on testing your children.
To support NLPPW, the agency partners developed the Partner Information Toolkit, which can be downloaded at Partner Information Toolkit (ENGLISH) (SPANISH). A key part of the toolkit is a social media package that includes sample social media posts, along daily themes.
The following materials are available for OLHCHH grantees, and other stakeholders and partners organizing outreach during NLPPW 2021 and are a starting point in developing customized messaging to meet the needs of different communities.
- The Partner Information Kit provides state and local governments and organizations with key materials and resources that are available for distribution to a wide array of audiences. The digital kit includes basic information about lead poisoning, steps to create localized outreach, and other customizable materials to support outreach events.
- Sample Social Media Package (ENGLISH) / (SPANISH)consider spreading the word about National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by sharing messaging on social media using the hashtags #LeadFreeKids and #NLPPW2021
- Posters - Below you will find a PDF Modifiable version of the poster. The modifiable link may be customized to include an organization's logo and information.
- White with Blue Background, available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese.
- Blue with Transparent background, available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese.
- Vertical Orientation - (160 x 600) - English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese.
- Horizontal Orientation - (728 x 102) - English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese.
- Square Orientation - (403 x 403) - English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese.
Interested in learning more about Lead from EPA, HUD, and CDC?
- Follow us on Twitter @EPA, @HUD, and @CDCEnvironment
- Like us on Facebook @EPA, @HUD, and @CDC
- Find out more on EPA's NLPPW webpage.
- Find out more on CDC's NLPPW webpage.