Rhode Island Environmental Lead Program Updates

The Rhode Island Environmental Lead Program’s work with Public Health Scholars has been on pause due to staff being diverted to the COVID-19 response. However, the Rhode Island Department of Health is increasing lead hazard awareness by partnering with Brown University; coauthoring research that has been submitted for publication in RI’s Medical Journal and collaborating with the Brown Initiative for Policy’s 1st Cohort sharing feedback on their newly created website targeting to inform Providence residents about water lead pipe replacement. The RI Environmental Lead Program’s office assisted their initiative by booking a presentation with the Providence Lead Poisoning Coordination Group to increase their stakeholder participation.