$12.3 Million Awarded to Protect NH Families from Lead

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $12.3 million in New Hampshire to help state and local government agencies protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. This funding is part of $165 million being awarded nationally to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states. […]



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 […]



City of Portsmouth Shared Lead & Copper Corrosion Control Program

The U.S. EPA and NHDES created the Protect Your Tap: 10-Minute Lead Test, an online guide that walks homeowners through a series of steps to see if they have lead pipes bringing water into their home, how to reduce their exposure to lead, and how to get their water tested. The City of Portsmouth implemented […]



NH Hosts Property Owner Information Sessions on Lead Hazards in Rental Units

The NH Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been hosting education sessions for property owners since June 2019. The two hour sessions are held in Concord at the Division of Public Health Services. HHLPPP staff collaborate with representatives from NH Legal Assistance and the State’s three HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs to […]



NH Public Health Regional Networks Receive Lead Primary Prevention Funds

New Hampshire’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has collaborated with the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program to braid funding to establish sub-contracts with twelve of New Hampshire’s Public Health Regions to implement local lead primary prevention activities in their high-risk communities. A total of $213,000 was distributed through contracts for the period of […]



2018 New Hampshire Lead Exposure Data Brief

The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (HHLPPP) works to address the risk of lead poisoning and other health and safety issues that stem from the home environment. As part of this mission, the HHLPPP is mandated to collect the data on blood lead levels of children and adults across the state in order […]



Next Phase of NH’s Recent Changes to State’s Lead Laws: Effective July 1, 2019

The signing of NH Senate Bill (SB) 247 by Governor Sununu on February 9, 2018, represented a major step forward in protecting New Hampshire children from lead poisoning.  This legislation brought a number of changes effective April 9, 2019, including requiring Universal blood lead level testing of all 1 year olds and 2 year olds.  Testing of […]



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 — […]



8th Annual New Hampshire Healthy Homes Conference

The 8th Annual New Hampshire Healthy Homes Conference was held Tuesday, October 23 at the Grappone Center in Concord. This year’s conference focused on “building partnerships between health, housing, safety, energy, and family service providers” and over 200 participants attended the day-long event.  Sessions topics covered a wide range of healthy homes topics, including safe gun […]



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 […]