Preventing the Next Flint: Fighting Lead Poisoning at Home

This Year’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week is Vital After state officials switched the Flint, Michigan, water source...

Oct 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Albany, New York

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern The third and final story for our three-part blog series highlighting...

    Aug 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Cook County, Illinois

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Last week, Ingham County Health Department was featured as one of the...

    Aug 18, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Lansing, Michigan

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Lead Poisoning: Still an American Burden There are 24 million homes...

    Aug 09, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

    From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have...

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lisa Brown

  • Take Action During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    October 25-31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an awareness week dedicated to ensuring that homes are safe, families take...

    Oct 27, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Protecting Children from Environmental Threats During Children’s Health Month

    We face environmental health threats every day in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the homes in which we live. And though we...

    Oct 23, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Preventing the Next Flint: Fighting Lead Poisoning at Home

    This Year’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week is Vital After state officials switched the Flint, Michigan, water source to the polluted Flint River, residents suffered from unprecedented levels of lead poisoning. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with numerous other organizations intervened to protect the health of thousands of families and children, who are...

    Oct 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Albany, New York

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern The third and final story for our three-part blog series highlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)‘s Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) awardees takes us to Albany County, New York. Similar to both the health departments serving Lansing (MI) and Cook County (IL), the Albany County Health Department...

    Aug 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Cook County, Illinois

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Last week, Ingham County Health Department was featured as one of the 15 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) awardees for our three-part blog series highlighting this impactful grant. Created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this funding aims to support communities to identify and reduce […]

    Aug 18, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Lansing, Michigan

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Lead Poisoning: Still an American Burden There are 24 million homes in the United States that contain deteriorated lead-based paint and elevated levels of lead-based dust and four million of those households contain children. As a direct result, approximately 535,000 children between ages one and five have blood lead […]

    Aug 09, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

    From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have always been a lurking environmental threat, capable of compromising the public’s health. In addition to potentially carrying parasites and pathogens, rodents have been destroying infrastructure, infesting houses and businesses, and damaging property for centuries. To...

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lisa Brown

    Take Action During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    October 25-31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an awareness week dedicated to ensuring that homes are safe, families take precautions, and communities are educated about the dangers of lead. Children in particular are susceptible to lead poisoning and this year’s theme is “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.” Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most...

    Oct 27, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Protecting Children from Environmental Threats During Children’s Health Month

    We face environmental health threats every day in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the homes in which we live. And though we are all susceptible, the level of risk experienced is not equal: For children, these threats pose an even greater risk to health than they do for adults. Children are a […]

    Oct 23, 2015 | Katie Regan

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