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Updates from Lead Free MS

October 14  | 2021

National Lead Poisoning Week is October 25-30th! Lead Free Mississippi and many other partners locally and nationally are planning activities throughout the month in recognition of this important awareness campaign. Here are some ways you can participate:

 

Also, In Case You Missed It, please read this recent article written by Erica Hensley published by Scalawag on Mississippi childhood lead exposure.

September 22  | 2021

Lead Free MS will join the Mississippi State Department of Health and other state partners in recognizing 2021 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 25th-30th. All events and engagement opportunities will be shared here and on Twitter and Instagram. You can participate in #NLPPW2021 by sharing information about blood lead testing, lead safe work practices and more through your social media accounts. Check out our Social Media Calendar for ideas and tips.

 

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

 

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