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Updates from Lead Free MS

June 2  | 2021

Join Lead Free MS in recognizing National Healthy Homes Month! Here are some activities happening in Mississippi and nationally:

  • *NEW* See a full calendar of events from the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

  • The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health is hosting an Asthma Management Workshop on June 8th at 11am CT. Please join to learn about best practices for families to manage respiratory health through housing maintenance and repairs. Register here

  • HUD has released its 2021 Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program announcement. Applications are due July 12th. Read more about the grant here and check back soon about more support for grantees.

  • HUD is hosting the session Cross-Sector Partnering Towards Holistic Housing, with the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative on June 8th at 2pm ET. This session will feature three innovative cross-sector partners working with GHHI to support sustainable funding and service delivery of holistic housing health and energy interventions and advance racial and environmental justice. Register here

 

May 19 | 2021

Are you ready for National Healthy Homes Month in June? Each June, National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) brings together partners of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including grantees, community-based and faith-based organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments, health care providers, and many others, around two common goals:

1) to increase awareness of housing-related health hazards, lead poisoning prevention, and the overall principles of a healthy home, especially for low-income populations, and, 2) to encourage residents to take the actions and steps for safe and healthy homes.

This year's theme is the Power of Partnerships: Learn more and access campaign resources

Lead Free Mississippi has developed two new resources to share during Healthy Homes Month, a Lead Free MS Contractor Poster and Lead Safety Cards on Screening and Safety (click on each to download)

We will also be sharing announcements about the 2021 HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Grant once released.

January 12 | 2021

Lead Free MS is excited to announce the launch of our Healthy Housing Policy Project! We are working with several communities throughout the state to build awareness of the health impacts of housing quality and address needs for community engagement, education, municipal planning, workforce training, fundraising, and code enforcement to reduce hazards in housing that impact community health. Throughout the year we will add information about this project to the website, including new resources, and outcomes of our work. If you would like to learn more about the project please contact us at leadfreems@gmail.com

Learn more about our coalition

Find information for parents, healthcare providers, and more

Download materials for our public information campaign on lead risk screening, testing, and hazard control; sign the pledge

Contact Lead Free Mississippi to learn more about lead poisoning prevention in Mississippi