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Federal Housing Policy and Lead Poisoning

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When: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 1:00 PM EDT

• Tara J. Radosevich, Special Assistant, Office of the Principal Deputy Assistant for Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
• Benjamin Gramling, Director of Environmental Health, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to good lifelong health. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even very limited exposures to lead are hazardous to children. Lead poisoning is more common among low-income children, children of color, and those living in older housing.

The purpose of this webinar is to educate providers, Health Center Program staff and public housing authorities on housing-based primary prevention policies and strategies. This webinar will highlight lead prevention policies to identify lead hazards before children become dangerously exposed. Panelists will also discuss Health Center Programs’ approaches for lead screening and prevention.

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss HUD’s policy approaches to preventing childhood lead poisoning
• Review HUD’s guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing
• List Sixteenth Street Health Center’s Environmental Health Program activities
• Summarize Sixteenth Street Health Center’s strategies for lead screening and prevention