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Children's Health Month Events


Friday, September 24, 2010

8th Annual Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment: Healthy Homes, Healthy Schools
Washington, DC

This conference is organized by the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) of Region 3; the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment (MACCHE) and Cosponsored by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment (MACCHE), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry RIII (ATSDR),Children's National Medical Center (CNMC), Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN), The George Washington University (GWU), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency RIII (EPA).
For more information, visit http://www.childrensnational.org/ MACCHE.



Tuesday, October 5 – Wednesday October 20, 2010

West Virginia Outreach

Provide free lead awareness material and posters to all birthing hospitals in the state and day care centers, health departments and pediatricians in 14 counties that have been designated as "high risk". For more information, contact Tammy Potter at 304-558-6773.



Saturday, October 16, 2010

Get Up, Get Moving Health Fair
East Los Angeles Civic Center
Los Angeles, CA

For more information, contact Martha Najarro at 213-313-1624.



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lunch & Learn for Children's Health Month - Health Effects of Pesticide Exposure
EPA Region 10, Seattle, WA

Please join Margo Young, the Regional Children's Environmental Health Coordinator, and members of the Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) for a brown bag Lunch & Learn to hear more about children's health effects from pesticide exposure and get an update on the National Children's Study. For more information, please contact Margo Young, Regional Coordinator, Children's Environmental Health and Environmental Education, U.S. EPA Region 10.



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Dean's Forum on Pediatric Environmental Health
UIC School of Public Health Auditorium
1603 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL

Featuring presentations by:

Helen Binns, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Preventative Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Director, Pediatric Practice Research Group
Director, Lead Evaluation and Nutrition Evaluation Clinics
Children's Memorial Hospital

Arden Handler, DrPH
Professor of Community Health Sciences
Co-Director, Maternal and Child Health Program
School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Maryann Suero, PhD
Children's Health Program Manager
United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 5

The Dean's Forum on Pediatric Environmental Health is presented by the UIC School of Public Health and the Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health.



Thursday, October 7, 2010

Presentation: Low Level Childhood Lead Exposure & School Performance in the Chicago Public Schools

Dr. Anne Evens, PhD (formerly of the Chicago Department of Public Health, now at Center for Neighborhood Technology) will host a presentation on Thursday, October 7, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Lake Huron Room, 12th floor Conference Center, Metcalfe Federal Building, located at 77 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL. This event is sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, Children's Health and Environmental Justice Programs.

For more information, contact Maryann E. Suero, PhD.



Thursday, October 7 – Friday, October 8, 2010

The Heartland Healthy Indoor Environments Coalition (HIEC)
Overland Park, KS
Co-sponsored by U.S. EPA Region 7 (Indoor Air Program and the Children’s Health Program)

The HIEC will have three tracks: The Environment and Public Health, The Environment of Buildings and Communities and The Environment and Children's Health. The HIEC is open to the public, however, it's specifically recommended for: in-home health care providers, public health professionals, medical professionals, school nurses and administrators, building trade professionals, architects and engineers, code enforcement officials, environmental consultants, realtors and home inspectors, nursing and architecture students. Dr. Peter Grevatt, Director of the Office of Children’s Health and Protection will be speaking at this conference. For more information, visit the Healthy Indoor Environments Conference website at http://www.hiech.org/conference/ or email LaTonya Sanders.



Saturday, October 9, 2010

Science Day at the Dallas Zoo
Dallas, TX

This annual event brings in teachers from across North Texas to learn about how science can be incorporated into K-8 class rooms. The festival-style event will feature booths sponsored by the Dallas Zoo and community organizations. In addition to the activities for families, teachers and home school parents will receive four CPE hours and TEEAC credit in addition to a curriculum guide. For more information, contact Bonnie King 214-665-2215.



Saturday, October 9, 2010

West/Central SLC Children’s Environmental Health & Environmental Justice Project Kick-Off Event & Children’s Health Month Celebration
Day-Riverside Library
1575 W 1000 N, Salt Lake City, UT

This event will feature several components, including: a health fair/festival with activities for children and families and opportunities to learn about many children's environmental health topics such as asthma, lead poisoning, asbestos, second-hand smoke; an interpretive guided walk along the river that culminates in "seed bombing" barren areas of the trail; an exploration of Tree Utah's community garden, which includes garden story time, a discussion on sustainable food and a planting of winter harvest vegetables; a trail clean up and invasive species removal, etc; and lastly a What Makes a Healthy Community performance by the Repertory Dance Theatre, youth art, and a computer-based introduction to the environmental conditions in the community. See attachment for more information. The West/Central SLC Children’s Environmental Health & Environmental Justice Project is a multi-agency/organization, collaborative project focusing on reducing environmental risks to children's health. The project is focused on the communities of: Glendale, Jordan Meadows, Poplar Grove, Rose Park, State Fairpark, Westpointe, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and Ballpark. Also, October is Children's Health Month and we are celebrating by highlighting the importance of protecting children from environmental risks.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.deq.utah.gov/workgroups/childrenshealth/index.htm or call Alicia Aalto at (303) 312-6967 or Jaslyn Dobrahner at (303) 312-6252.



Saturday, October 9 – Saturday, November 6, 2010

Health Fair
California (Various Locations)

October 9, 2010: Los Angeles, CA – USC/White Medical Center – Contact: Mauricio Ibarra 213-351-6815
October 9, 2010: Los Angeles, CA – MacArthur Park – Contact: Mauricio Ibarra 213-351-6815
October 17, 2010: Compton, CA – Our Lady of Victory Church – Contact: Mauricio Ibarra 213-351-6815
October 23-24, 2010: South Gate, CA – La Curacao – Contact: Mauricio Ibarra 213-351-6815
October 30, 3010: Bell, CA – Trader Park/Bell Community Center – Contact: Mauricio Ibarra 213-351-6815
October 30, 3010: Los Angeles, CA – Rio de Los Angeles St. Park – Contact: Mauricio Ibarra 213-351-6815
November 6, 2010: Los Angeles, CA – Pueblo del Sol Community Service Center – Contact: Rachelie Cabusao 213-387-8393



Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bi-National Health Fair
Fresno, CA

EPA will promote LPPW at the health fair. For more information, contact Clara Escamilla at 559-445-3590.



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ventanilla de Salud, Mexican Consulate
Fresno, CA

EPA will promote LPPW at the health fair. For more information, contact Clara Escamilla at 559-445-3590.



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

School Health Fair
Routh Roach Elementary
Garland, Texas

EPA will be host a booth to provide materials on children's environmental health. For more information please, contact Paula Selzer at 214-665-6663.



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Community Health Fair
Pirrung Elementary School
Mesquite, Texas

For more information, contact Mark Berry at 214-665-3183.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Improving Indoor Air Quality in Schools
San Francisco Department of the Environment

Brownbag Presentation at the San Francisco Department of the Environment. For more information, contact Kathleen Stewart , Regional Children’s Environmental Health Coordinator at 415-947-4119.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

10:30 – 11:30 am
Environmental Education Grant Recognition
West Boulevard Elementary School
319 West Boulevard North
Columbia, MO

The EE grant recognition event will announce two organizations to receive funding for EE projects. Missouri River Communities Network, Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri.

Students of West Boulevard Elementary School will participate in activities at the event:

Teachers and outdoor classroom specialists will discuss the migratory behavior of monarch butterflies. Plants for a rain garden were selected to attract pollinators and students will be using nets to collect monarch butterflies and other insects. The students will tag the butterflies as part of a Monarch Watch Biological Survey.

Also, during the event, EPA scientists will have instructional booths and teach students about water chemistry of a nearby creek as well as its biology. They will be examining fish and insects that indicate stream health. Students also will learn about the stream's habitats and how various land uses and urban runoff can affect a watershed and the stream into which it drains.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Building 31, NIH
Bethesda, MD

The 26th Meeting of the National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee (NCSAC). For meeting information, visit the website.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Regional Science Council Seminar Series
EPA Region 6 Office
Dallas, TX

This month’s focus will be on children’s environmental health. Dr. Arnold Schecter, of the University of Texas, School of Public Health will be speaking on his children’s health research. For more information, contact Paula Selzer at 214-665-6663.



Thursday, October 14 – Friday, October 15, 2010

Wisconsin Asthma Coalition Fall Meeting (Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin)
Milwaukee, WI

Registration information at http://www.chawisconsin.org/wac.htm.



Thursday, October 14 – Friday, October 16, 2010

Sunbelt Builder’s Show
Grapevine, TX
EPA will be providing information on the lead based paint Repair, Renovation, and Paining rule in Grapevine, Texas. For more information, contact Estella Sugawara-Adams at 214-665-2704.



Saturday, October 16, 2010

Head Start Health Fair
Portland, OR

Multnomah County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will provide free blood lead testing and lead poisoning prevention workshops at Mt. Hood Community College Head Start. For more information visit the
website or call Susana Betancourt at 503-988-3663 ext. 24308.



Saturday, October 16, 2010

Nature Fest at the Trinity River Audubon Center
Dallas, TX

EPA will be providing information on children's environmental health during the free Nature Fest. There will be educational booths, animal encounters, guided hikes, face painting, arts and crafts, introductory birding demos, survival skill hikes, kayaking/canoe demos. For more information, please contact Paula Selzer at 214-665-6663.



Saturday, October 16 – Sunday, October 17, 2010

Home Show
Wilmington, DE

Staff from the Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention will host a booth at the Riverfront Chase Center in Wilmington. The Home Show targets everyone from experienced workers to do-it-yourself home owners looking for information on home repair. Staff members will distribute lead poisoning prevention materials and giveaways.



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Community Action for a Renewed Environment (Care) Partnership – Healthy Communities for Healthy Children Press Event
Gary Room (2nd Floor) at Gary City Hall
401 Broadway
Gary, IN

The Indiana’s Department of Environmental Affairs Gary Partnership was awarded a CARE Level II Grant. A press event will be held in Gary Indiana on October 19, 2010 in the.

Located on the southern-most shores of Lake Michigan, Gary is the 5th largest city in Indiana and the largest city in Lake County with a population of approximately 98,715. Gary’s population is 84 percent African American with more than 45 percent of children living below poverty levels. More than 80 percent of Gary children under the age of 18 live in high-risk poverty neighborhoods.

The CARE partnership will implement their environmental action plan derived from Care Level I Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental (PACE EH) process to protect children’s health by addressing Healthy Homes. The Healthy Home components of the grant will partner with Gary Health Department Nursing Staff, Prenatal Care Coordinators to provide pregnant mothers and low income residents free home assessments, education and outreach on indoor environmental health hazards. For more information, contact Tonesia Rouse 312-886-7098.



Tuesday, October 19 – Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Protecting Children’s Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy
Sponsored by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development and Office of Children’s Health Protection, U.S. HHS Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Washington, DC

This meeting brings together the expertise of EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (“Children’s Centers”) and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) of North America to explore the latest research findings on children’s environmental health and their practical application in clinical, community and policy settings. Invited speakers will explore connections between research findings, clinical and community practice, and child protective policies. Effective approaches for communicating research findings and technical information to parents and the general public will be discussed. 150 attendees will be present from Federal agencies, academia, non- profits, foundations, and community-based organizations who are all focused on protecting children’s health, as well as principle investigators for research and directors of PEHSUs from US, Mexico, Canada. For more information, view the program flier or see the draft agenda. You may also contact Martha Berger for more information.



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Providence Career & Technical Academy
91 Fricker Street
Providence, RI 02907

NEEP and the RI High Performance Schools Working Group invite you to this FREE event where educators will learn how to take an integrated approach to sustainable school improvements, education, and maintenance. Online registration recommended. For more information, see the event flier and agenda.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

9:45 – 11:00 am
Protecting the Health of Tribal Children and Community Members from Lead and Other Environmental Risk Factors
Parc55 Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Session at the 18th Annual Region 9 EPA Tribal Conference and RTOC Meeting. For more information contact Kathleen Stewart at 415-947-4119.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

IAQ Tools for Schools Training
Keller, Texas

Stacy Murphy will provide Tools for Schools and Schools Chemical Clean-out Training at the quarterly meeting of the North Texas Maintenance and Operations Association.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

RRP Presentation
Columbus, OH

EPA will hold a RRP presentation at the Annual Conference of the Building Environment Council of Ohio (BECO). For more information, contact Phil King at 312-353-9062.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meeting with Ponca School District on IAQ Tools for Schools
Ponca, OK

EPA will meet with Ponca school district to plan for the national Tools for Schools symposium. Representatives from the Indoor Environments Division in Washington, DC and Region 6 representatives will go to Oklahoma to discuss Ponca as a national TfS challenge school district. For more information, contact Stacy Murphy at 214-665-7116.



Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2010

Children’s Environmental Health Conference
Houston, TX

The Children’s Environmental Health Institute will sponsor Prenatal and Early Life Exposures: How Environmental Toxins Affect the Course of Childhood. For more information, contact Paula Selzer at 214-665-6663.



Saturday, October 23, 2010

Head Start Learning & Resource Fair
Los Angeles Expo Center
Los Angeles, CA

For more information, contact Tran Quianch at 562-940-1613.



Saturday, October 23, 2010

El Moscas Theater Presentations
Rio Grande Valley, TX

EPA will partner with the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle National Shrine in San Juan Texas for the Dia de los Migrantes. The event, hosted by the Basilica, welcomes home the returning migrant farm workers. EPA will sponsor environmental health activities including the production of El Moscas y los Pesticidas, presented by local youth groups. The Association of Farm Worker Opportunity Programs will sponsor pesticides safety training and Texas A&M will host an asthma management training. TCEQ, a local children’s hospital, and other partners may participate also by having booths at the event. For more information, contact Paula Selzer at (214) 665-6663.



Saturday, October 23, 2010

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Make a Difference Day-Healthy Community for Healthy Families EPA Region 5 Children’s Health Program
6720 S Stewart Ave Chicago, IL 60621

Imagine Englewood If, Chicago Care Van, Chicago Department of Public Health ( Lead Program), USDA Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program SNAP, and HUD will provide Englewood Community on south side of Chicago resources on Make a Difference Day. Hope World Wide will train volunteers on lead hazards and will do door to door outreach to get the community to come out for resources. Free lead screenings for children under the age of six, health screenings (adolescent), Vision Screenings, Asthma Action plan, and resources on Climate and Children’s Health and much more! For more information, contact Tonesia 312-886-7098 or Jean Carter Hill 773-778-1304.



Saturday, October 23, 2010

LBP Games
Jacksonville, FL

Conduct Lead-Based Paint Hazard Activities with children and parents of the Jacksonville, Showcase community. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Saturday, October 23 – Monday, October 25, 2010

LBP Booth
Sam Nun Building
Atlanta, GA

An RRP Exhibit will be hosted in the Atlanta, Sam Nun Building for all federal employees of the Sam Num Center. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Sunday, October 24 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

EPA observes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week to focus on the importance of educating parents and children about the dangerous health effects of lead exposure, especially lead paint hazards in housing. This year's theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," underscores the importance of testing your home, testing your child, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning health effects. There are many ways parents can reduce a child's exposure to lead. Download EPA's, CDC's and HUD's Lead Poisoning Prevention Week poster (PDF, 1 pg, 3.0MB) to help spread the word about lead poisoning prevention. Learn more at http://epa.gov/lead/.



Sunday, October 24 – Monday, October 25, 2010

Home Show
Allentown, PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Health and Human Services Call Center will staff a booth at the Fall Eastern PA Home Show. Material on lead poisoning prevention will be provided to parents, homeowners, contractors. Educational giveaways will be available for children. For more information, call Scott Steffen at 717-772-2763.



Sunday, October 24 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

Outreach Education
Charleston, WV

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week posters will be displayed in all break rooms in the Capitol Street WVDHHR office building. For more information, contact Tammy Potter at 304-558-6773.



Sunday, October 24 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lead Poisoning Prevention Window Display
Portland, OR

Multnomah County Environmental Health will have a window display in downtown Portland highlighting the sources of lead poisoning and resources available to prevent lead exposure. For more information visit the website or call Susana Betancourt at 503-988-3663 ext. 24308.



Sunday, October 24 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

Health Display Exhibit
Lynchburg, VA
Norfolk, VA
Portsmouth, VA
In Lynchburg and Norfolk, the Health Department will have a bulletin board display, including Dusty the Dog, in the clinic & lobby areas. Lead poisoning prevention materials will be distributed. In Portsmouth, the Health Department will utilize an electronic message board in the clinical waiting area to promote lead poisoning prevention week. For more information, contact Nancy Van Voorhis at 804-864-7694.



Sunday, October 24 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

Outreach Education
Richmond, VA

The Health Department will do outreach education with some Head Start Centers during their parent informational sessions. Additionally the Health Department will conduct informational sessions during evening hours. Lead poisoning prevention materials will be distributed at all sessions. For more information, visit the program website or call Nancy Van Voorhis at 804-864-7694.



Sunday, October 24 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

Health Display Exhibit
Staunton, VA

The Health Department will have a bulletin board display in the clinic and lobby areas. Lead poisoning prevention materials will be distributed. For more information, visit the program website or call Nancy Van Voorhis at 804-864-7694.



Sunday, October 24 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

Is Your House Haunted by Lead? – Trick-or-Treat Bag Distribution
Oregon (Statewide)

Distribution of Halloween/Harvest Celebration trick-or-treat bags with lead poisoning prevention message. Portland Parks and Recreation will distribute the bags during Halloween Carnivals held in Portland. Lead poisoning prevention partners will distribute the bags full of educational materials and resources to workshop and health fair participants. For more information, visit the program website or call Barbara Zeal at 971-673-0028.



Monday, October 25, 2010

Lead Outreach
Chicago, IL

Lead Outreach Event for Lead Week at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. For more information, contact James Nash at 312-886-6181.



Monday, October 25, 2010

RRP
Jacksonville, FL

Firm Audit for RRP (To be selected). For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Monday, October 25, 2010

RRP Outreach
Jacksonville, FL

An RRP booth will be hosted at the Home Depot on Lane Ave in Jacksonville, Florida to reach contractors that are not subcontractors for the Home Depot Stores. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Monday, October 25 – Thursday, October 28, 2010

RRP Outreach
Jacksonville, FL

EPA Region 4 will conduct outreach to Child Care Facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, to inform the owners of their responsibilities under the new RRP rule, particularly in the EJ Show case areas. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29, 2010

RRP Webinars
Chicago, IL

There will be five consecutive webinars held during “Lead Awareness Week” targeting specific audiences that are affected by the RRP Rule. For more information, contact Tammy Moore at 312-886-6181.



Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29, 2010

Poster Distribution
Boise, ID

Distribute “Runs Better Unleaded” posters to community partners such as doctor's offices, libraries, and schools. For more information, contact Kara Stevens at 208-332-7319.



Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29, 2010

ATSDR posters
Kellogg & Coeur d’Alene, ID

Modifing two existing posters with ATSDR for health and wellness offices, communtiy posting boards, and e-mail. For more information, contact Denna Grangaard at 208-783-5781.



Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29, 2010

Clinic Displays
California (Various Locations)

October 25, 2010: Bakersfield, CA – KCD Public Health – Contact: Nola Sweeney 661-868-0460
October 26, 2010: Arvin, CA – Clinica Sierra Vista – Contact: Karen Dillon 661-854-3131
October 26, 2010: Lamont, CA – Lamont CSV – Contact: Mercedies Garcia 661-845-3731
October 27, 2010: Bakersfield, CA – E. Bakersfield CHC – Contact: Voila 661-322-3905
October 28, 2010: Taft, CA – Taft NHS – Contact: 661-765-5044
October 28, 2010: Taft, CA – Taft Rural Medical Group – Contact: 661-763-5131
October 29, 2010: Bakersfield, CA – Clinica Sierra Vista – Contact: Susie Gerbon 661-328-4295
October 29, 2010: Shafter, CA – NSH Shafter – Contact: Araceli 661-746-9194



Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29, 2010

ATSDR posters
Kellogg & Coeur d’Alene, ID

Modifing two existing posters with ATSDR for health and wellness offices, communtiy posting boards, and e-mail. For more information, contact Denna Grangaard at 208-783-5781.



Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29, 2010

Clinic Displays
California (Various Locations)

October 25, 2010: Bakersfield, CA – KCD Public Health – Contact: Nola Sweeney 661-868-0460
October 26, 2010: Arvin, CA – Clinica Sierra Vista – Contact: Karen Dillon 661-854-3131
October 26, 2010: Lamont, CA – Lamont CSV – Contact: Mercedies Garcia 661-845-3731
October 27, 2010: Bakersfield, CA – E. Bakersfield CHC – Contact: Voila 661-322-3905
October 28, 2010: Taft, CA – Taft NHS – Contact: 661-765-5044
October 28, 2010: Taft, CA – Taft Rural Medical Group – Contact: 661-763-5131
October 29, 2010: Bakersfield, CA – Clinica Sierra Vista – Contact: Susie Gerbon 661-328-4295
October 29, 2010: Shafter, CA – NSH Shafter – Contact: Araceli 661-746-9194
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Women, Infants, and Children Lead Workshop
Portland, OR

Multnomah County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will provide free blood lead testing and lead educational materials at the Women, Infants, and Children Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop. Community Energy Project will distribute free lead dust wipe kits and cleaning supplies. For more information visit the website or call Susana Betancourt at 503-988-3663 ext. 24308.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Information Display
Clinica Del Pueblo
Lamont, CA

For more information, call 661-845-1788.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Asthma Blowout
San Antonio, TX

The North East ISD Department for Environmental Health will host an “Asthma Blow Out!” Education Health Fair to inform the community about the effects and control of asthma. The “Asthma Blow Out!” will focus on asthma education, control and four components – awareness, medication, environment and education. The health fair is part of NEISD’s overall wellness initiative to provide a healthy environment throughout the district. The entire wellness program also includes Indoor Air Quality, school nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and student and employee health, including asthma, diabetes and obesity. For more information, contact Paula Selzer at (214) 665-6663 or Stacy Murphy at (214) 665-7116.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Cicero, IL

Lead Poisoning Prevention - Pregnancy Through Preschool

This conference is designed to assist primary care pediatricians, obstetricians and other professional nursing and medical personnel in understanding the risk of exposure to lead and subsequent health effects of lead poisoning.

The conference will feature four nationally and locally prominent speakers presenting topics that focus on the prevention, intervention, case management, and medical management of the pre-pregnant woman, the pregnant woman, and the newborn. The final session of the day will focus on referral and resource information for children's families who may require additional medical, educational, and social services for the infant through preschool age child.

Registration information can be found at http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=db5cf2a4-dce0-40fc-a dd7-8b500d03962e.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LBP Outreach
Jacksonville, FL

EPA Region 4 Lead Program will host readings of Charlie Goes to Town and Lead Based Paint Hazard Game for Pre-School, Kindergarten and First graders at Lake Forest, Pickett, Long Branch Elementary Schools in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LBP Outreach
Jacksonville, FL

EPA Region 4 Lead Program will host readings of Charlie Goes to Town and Lead-Based Paint Hazard Game for Pre-School, Kindergarten and First graders at Sallye B. Mathis, Carter G. Woodson, Elementary Schools in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LBP Outreach
Jacksonville, FL

An RRP booth will be hosted at the Home Depot on Lane Ave (this store is located near the Region 4 EJ Showcase area) from in Jacksonville, Florida to reach those contractors that are not subcontractors for the Home Depot Stores. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Presentation/Panel
Washington, DC

The EPA Region 3 Lead Program in conjunction with staff from the DDOE will provide information on RRP and the DC Regulations to contractors in DC. For more information, contact Demian Ellis at 215-814-2088.



Tuesday, October 26 - Friday, October 29, 2010

Tribal Healthy Homes Regional Training & Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Training (RRP)
Sky Ute Casino Resort
Ignacio, Colorado

EPA Regions 6, 8, and 9 are combining efforts with Indian Health Service Albuquerque Area, US Housing and Urban Development, and the National Tribal Healthy Homes Assessment, Training and Technical Assistance and Support Center to present a Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Training and a Tribal Healthy Homes Training. This tribal-based Healthy Homes curriculum will focus specifically on the special housing needs of AI/NA Tribes. The individuals receiving the training will be able to take the information to enhance their Healthy Homes assessments and educational capacity. This training will not only provide a comprehensive overview of healthy home/safety issues but also emphasize testing/assessment equipment and protocols, as well as low cost mitigation for the most common issues found in Tribal housing.

For more information, please visit: http://www.tribalhealthyhomes.org/colorado.htm or call Cindy Parker (Region 6) at 214-665-7291, Alicia Aalto (Region 8) at 303-312-6967, or Kathleen Stewart (Region 9) at 415-947-4119. For more information, please visit: http://www.tribalhealthyhomes.org/colorado.htm or call Cindy Parker (Region 6) at 214-665-7291, Alicia Aalto (Region 8) at 303-312-6967, or Kathleen Stewart (Region 9) at 415-947-4119.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

EPA Region 9 Office
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA

Join top scientists and children’s environmental health experts from the State of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to learn why children are often more susceptible to environmental pollution that adults. Primary audience is staff at EPA Region 9, however the event is open to the public. The public should RSVP to Kathleen Stewart .



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Health Fair
Saints Andrew and Benedict Church (Basement Cafeteria)
2340 South Beatrice
Detroit, MI

Community Environmental Health Fair with Lead Screening. The event is sponsored by Wayne State University. For more information, contact Tammy Moore at 312-886-6181.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LBP Outreach
Jacksonville, FL

EPA Region 4 Lead Based Paint Program along with the Duvall County Health Department's Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program will host a RRP Information Session for contractors and child occupied facility owners in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

RRP Outreach
Jacksonville, FL

EPA Region 4’s Lead Based Paint Program will host readings of Charlie Goes to Town and Lead Based Paint Hazard Game for Pre-School, Kindergarten and First graders at Pinedale, and SA Hull Elementary Schools in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

RRP Outreach
Jacksonville, FL

An RRP booth will be hosted at the Home Depot on to reach those contractors that are not subcontractors for the Home Depot Stores. For more information, contact Andrea Lippitt at 404-562-8983.



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop
Portland, OR

Community Energy Project will host a lead poisoning prevention workshop at the East Portland Community Center. Free lead dust wipe kits and cleaning supplies will be available for workshop participants. For more information, visit the website or call Perry Cabot at 503-284-6827.



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Meeting with Recovery School District on IAQ Tools for Schools
New Orleans, LA
Meeting with Recovery school district in New Orleans to plan for national Tools for Schools Symposium. Representatives from the Indoor Environments Division (HQ) will come to Louisiana to meet. Recovery has been selected as a national TfS challenge school district.



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Environmental Justice Stakeholder Meeting
Seattle, WA

The Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 will be hosting an Environmental Justice (EJ) Stakeholder Meeting in Seattle, WA, October 28, 2010. The overall purpose of the meeting is to improve collaboration between EPA Region 10 and stakeholders around EJ issues, including the protection of children's health in vulnerable communities.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to gather input from stakeholders on the Region's draft EJ Strategic Plan and to discuss EJ priorities in each state.

For more information, please contact Margo Young, Regional Coordinator, Children's Environmental Health and Environmental Education, U.S. EPA Region 10.



Thursday, October 28 – Friday, October 29, 2010

Lead Presentation
Sitka, AK

EPA staff, Wallace Reid and John Pavitt will do a lead presentation for the City of Sitka's Building Department Officials and local construction industry. For more information, contact Wallace Reid at 206- 553-6389.



Thursday, October 28 – Friday, October 29, 2010

Lead Action Celebration
Boston, MA

This event celebrates the success in significantly reducing number of children poisoned by lead in the city of Boston. The symposium will feature EPA speakers, Dr. Peter Grevatt, Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection and Curt Spalding, EPA Region 1 Administrator, as well as Dr. Bruce Lanphear from Simon Fraser University and Dr. Mary Jean Brown, from the CDC, with an awards ceremony to follow. For more information contact Kathleen Nagle at 617-918-1985.



Friday, October 29, 2010

Community Baby Shower
St. Marys, WV

The RTIA Lead Program will staff a booth at a Community Baby Shower. Staff will distributed information, brochures and answered questions relating to childhood lead poisoning prevention and environmental health issues and provide free give-aways. For more information, contact Tammy Potter at 304-558-6773.



Friday, October 29 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

Baby Expo
Lancaster, PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will staff a booth at the Lancaster County Baby and Toddler Expo. Lead poisoning prevention material will be provided to parents, day care providers and homeowners. Fun and educational giveaways will be available for children. For more information, contact Scott Steffen at 717-772-2763.



Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31, 2010

Home Show
Upper Marlboro, MD

The EPA Region 3 Lead Program staff will staff a booth to distribute Lead Disclosure Rule and RRP information brochures to the general public and contractors. For more information, contact Paul Mandelaro at 215-814-2153.



October – Month-long Events

WIC and AI Nemours Collaboration
Delaware (Statewide)

Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention will provide the nine Nemours Offices and all WIC offices with lead poisoning prevention materials and giveaways that will be available for families in each of the waiting rooms. The information will educate parents and caregivers on the hazards of lead paint and also promote lead testing at ages one and two. For more information contact Laura Peppelman at 302-739-4614 or Mary Condron at 302-672-5650.




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