EPA Announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants Awarded Across Four New England States

EPA announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants awarded across four New England states totaling $372,286. Funding will support the following lead-related projects: The Centro de Apoyo Familiar project in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Childhood Lead Action Project in New Hampshire, and the Clean Water Fund in Connecticut. EPA New England’s Healthy Communities Grant Program combines resources […]



Certification Changes for Inspectors and Lead Risk Assessors in Connecticut

Due to coronavirus, the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is changing the way it trains and certifies local health officials who serve as Lead Inspectors and Lead Risk Assessors. With state-mandated social distancing in place, the refresher training format had to be changed. This year’s refresher training will be done online, […]



Happy National Public Health Week!

Today is the first day of National Public Health Week! Each year, public health professionals around the country use this week to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. Today’s theme is Healthy Communities. People’s health, longevity and well-being are connected to their communities — […]



Connecticut’s Lead Safety Awareness Forum & Day

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), along with the Commission on Women, Children, and Seniors and the Commission on Equity and Opportunity, sponsored a Lead Safety Awareness Forum and Day on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the State Legislative Office Building in Hartford.  The theme of this year’s forum was […]



New England-Wide Google Ad Campaign

The New England Lead Coordination Committee (NELCC) ran a Google Ads campaign from April 26 through June 30, 2018, driving traffic to the home buyer’s page on the New England Lead website. The campaign was run on both Google Search and Display networks. Google search advertisements appear as high-level results when a user does a Google search […]



Connecticut’s New Awareness Campaign

The CT Department of Public Health’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is focusing an awareness campaign on Black and Hispanic populations in Connecticut. Based on the Program’s 2016 Connecticut Annual Disease Surveillance Report: Black children were 2.4 times more likely to be lead poisoned as White children. The health disparity of lead poisoning prevalence between […]