New England Updates


Upcoming Lead Paint Renovation Webinar with EPA New England

Summer is the season for home renovation, repair and painting projects in New England. In pre-1978 homes that contain lead-based paint, children and adults are at risk for lead poisoning. Contractors and renovation firms who paint or otherwise renovate pre-1978 homes, schools, and day care centers are required to follow certain regulatory requirements under the […]


Vermont’s Annual Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Legislative Report

Vermont’s Annual Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Legislative Report on the status of childhood lead poisoning prevention is submitted pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 1756 and was submitted to the Vermont Legislature on April 15, 2019. Over the past 20 years, Vermont has made steady progress in reducing the number of children with blood lead levels […]


Woonsocket High School (RI) RRP Trainings

Woonsocket High School teacher, Charlie Meyers, was selected as the 2016 Rhode Island Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year. Charlie learned at a conference that Woonsocket had one of the highest rates of childhood lead poisoning and wanted to help change that by bringing the Renovation, Repair, and Training (RRP) curriculum into the […]


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 […]

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