2021 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Virtual Events

Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and tribal, state and local governments to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure to lead. Childhood lead exposure is 100% preventable. Check out and register for one of the following New England or national events to learn more about this important public health issue.


Introducing Happy, Healthy, Lead-Free ME!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00PM-1:00PM EST
New Hampshire Division of Public Health Service

This virtual event will introduce a brand-new children’s board book developed by the NH Division of Public Health Services with clinical support provided by the NH Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Click here to view the event flyer and register!

Amulets to Zaprana: Non-Paint Sources of Lead
Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00PM-1:00PM EST
New England Public Health Training Center

Paromita Hore, Director of the Environmental Exposure Assessment and Education Program from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will present the on non-paint lead sources that have been associated with elevated blood lead levels in children and adults, including the cultural, ethnic, or religious traditions behind use of these consumer products. Click here for more information and to register!

EPA Lead Awareness Curriculum Train-the-Trainer Sessions
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:00PM-4:00PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 1:00PM-3:00PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 3:00PM-5:00PM
US EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites community leaders (educators, public health advocates, environmental justice advocates, outreach specialists, environmental staff, social workers, community health workers, youth leaders, local government officials) and other interested community members to join us for one of these 2-hour train-the-trainer webinar to learn how to use and modify the Lead Awareness Curriculum for your community. The curriculum is a robust set of educational tools designed to be used by community leaders to raise awareness about childhood lead exposure; expand the understanding of lead’s potential impacts on children’s health; and encourage actions that can be taken to reduce and/or prevent childhood lead exposure. Click on your preferred date and time for a session above for more information and to register!

EPA Understanding Lead for Community Members
Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:00AM-12:30PM EST
US EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

The Understanding Lead webinars are designed for anyone interested in learning about lead, its impacts, and preventing potential lead exposure and lead poisoning. The 90-minute webinars will be based on Module 1: Understanding Lead of the Lead Awareness Curriculum, which was developed to ensure that attendees understand the seriousness of lead exposure and steps to prevent lead poisoning. Click here for more information and to register!

Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule for Contractors
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:00AM-12:00PM EST
US HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child-care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the rule specifically for contractors and provide information on how contractors may enroll in training course to become lead-safe certified to work on homes to protect children. Click here for more information and to register!

A New Day Has Come: One Coalition’s Approach to Transforming Policies, Systems, and Community Investments to Prevent Lead Exposure at-Scale
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:15PM-4:00PM EST
US HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

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. The session will be moderated by Daniel Cohn, Vice President, Strategy, Mt. Sinai Health Foundation. He will be joined by: The Honorable Blaine Griffin, Cleveland City Councilmember; Emily Lundgard, Senior Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners; Kim Foreman, Executive Director of Environmental Health Watch; and Kevin Nowak, Executive Director of CHN Housing Partners. Click here for more information and to register!

Launching a New State Lead Exposure Prevention Program in Virginia
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00AM-12:00PM EST
US HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

The state of Virginia has launched a new lead poisoning prevention program, and presenters will provide background on how this program was developed, supporting data, initial and potential future outreach efforts, and more. The presenters are Susan Hill, Lead Hazard Reduction Program Manager, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD); joined by Janine Kerr, MPH, Childhood Lead Health Educator, Eastern Region COVID-19 Training Coordinator, Virginia Dept. of Health (VDH); and Ashley Koski, VDH. Click here for more information and to register!

Creative Uses of State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Funds in Tackling Lead Poisoning Prevention – A Close Up from Michigan and Ohio
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:15PM-3:30PM EST
US HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

This webinar highlights how two presenters from the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS), Carin Speidel of Michigan and Pam Blais from Ohio, receive SCHIP funds and the ways they braid this funding with the Lead Hazard Control (LHC) grant funds. Currently, there are five States that use SCHIP funds, with another in the process of obtaining a state plan amendment. This webinar is intended to increase awareness of this dynamic approach, with an overall goal of increasing the number of states adopting it. Click here for more information and to register!

Successful Outreach to Spanish Speaking Audiences
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:30PM-2:30PM ESTUS HUD
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

This webinar, presented by Ms. Ayda Posso, Outreach Coordinator, Lead Safe Housing Program, Housing and Community Development, in Salt Lake County, Utah will spotlight individual products and outreach conducted in the Salt Lake City area. Lessons and valuable experiences learned about different outreach techniques, what might be replicated in other communities; will be highlighted. This webinar will be delivered in both English and Spanish. Click here for more information and to register!

EPA Let’s Learn About Lead in Connecticut
On demand
US EPA Region 1 (New England)

This 25-minute EPA New England webinar helps parents and kids (K-3) in Connecticut learn about lead. The video will explain what lead is, where lead is found in Connecticut, and educate parents and kids on how to stay safe from lead. This event engages kids and parents on an important public health issue with a Question & Answer session led by EPA Region 1 experts. Click here to view online.