National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 22-28, 2017

Join us during this year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week as we raise awareness about lead poisoning.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is October 22-28, 2017. NLPPW aims to help individuals, organizations, and state and local governments to work together to reduce childhood exposure to lead.

Our NLPPW2017 toolkit can help you to get the word out on social media.

#NLPPWchat: Policies in Action for Lead Poisoning Prevention 
NCHH hosted a Twitter chat for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The focus was Policies in Action for Lead Poisoning Prevention, and all were invited to participate. RSVP here!

#NLPPWchat aims to:

  • Discuss lead poisoning prevention and response
  • Raise awareness about the sources of lead exposure
  • Share helpful initiatives, policies, and resources

Additional information, including chat questions and formatting information, is available here.

Webinar: Making an Impact!
NCHH and the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition created a webinar entitled Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Making an Impact! Watch the webinar to learn:

  • Clear actions and tools to plan a successful event
  • How to engage traditional media effectively
  • Simple steps to use social media to create buzz
  • How to engage and invite elected officials
  • Tools to easily include families impacted by lead and elevate their stories to increase understanding, awareness, and political will

Webinar resources:

  1. Planning Events
    Webinar PowerPoint: slides and notes
  2. Effectively Engage Traditional Media
    Webinar PowerPoint: slides and notes
  3. Building a Case for Elected Officials
    Webinar PowerPoint: slides and notes
  4. Sharing Your Stories
    Webinar PowerPoint: slides and notes
  5. Social Media
    Webinar PowerPoint: slides and notes

Planning an Event? 
Share information about your event with others worldwide by registering your activity on the World Health Organization (WHO) website.

Note that we’re showing some links to resources from the 2016 Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. We’ll share updated links for 2017 as soon as they become available from the federal government.

Official NLPPW2017 Campaign Materials

Here are the official materials for promoting National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2017:

Campaign Resource Package [pdf] Flyer [pdf] Flyer [png] Poster [pdf] Banner ‎– Horizontal [pdf] Banner ‎– Vertical [pdf] Banner ‎– Square Web [pdf] Lead Free Kids Icon [png]

10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, released a seminal report, 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure. The Health Impact Project is a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool for policymakers.

The 10 Policies report is an excellent resource to use during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Learn more about it here.

Additional Related Resources

The following materials aren’t specific to National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week; however, they are popular materials that we’ve shared with many who were interested to learn how lead exposure affects them and their loved ones.

10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure [url; NCHH, 2017] A Shower of Benefits: Drinking Water and Healthy Housing [blog] [url; NCHH, 2017] Threats or Promises: Which Way for the Trump Administration on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention? [blog] [url; NCHH, 2017] Lead Poisoning: Focusing on the Fix [pdf; Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2016] Issue Brief: Childhood Lead Exposure and Educational Outcomes [pdf; NCHH, 2012] At a Glance: Childhood Lead Exposure and Educational Outcomes [pdf; NCHH, 2012] Childhood Lead Poisoning: What You Should Know about Your Child’s Blood Lead Test Results [pdf; NCHH, 2008]

Fact Sheet: Toys and Childhood Lead Exposure [pdf; NCHH, 2007] Fact Sheet: Testing for Lead in Consumer Items for Children [pdf; NCHH, 2007]