Project Title & Description
FAITH-BASED LEAD POISONING PREVENTION PROJECT OF SAGINAW
The project targets the area of greatest need in Saginaw where 92% of Saginaw County�s children with elevated blood lead levels reside. Faith Based Lead Poisoning Prevention Project of Saginaw, led by a coalition of faith based organizations, will create sustainable partnerships in the city of Saginaw to address childhood lead poisoning. Faith Based Lead Poisoning Prevention Project of Saginaw will work with the county and city government agencies, community development corporations, minorities, and small business owners, community organizations, faith-based organizations and parent groups to develop a consortium with sustainable funding.
This consortium will:
(1)Train 24 parent advocates who will provide support to families as they maneuver through childhood lead poisoning testing, housing inspection and abatement programs and lead-safe work practices courses; (2) Educate 2500 parents/representatives about lead poisoning and the importance of getting their children tested for elevated blood lead levels through a wide variety of outreach events; (3) Arrange blood lead testing for 150 children at outreach events; (4) Provide Lead Safe work practice trainings to 150 parent advocates, homeowners, and renovation workers; and (5) Create lead outreach materials that will be advertised in magazines, newspaper, bus billboards, and on the city billboards.