Communications Tools for Lead Poisoning Prevention

Events

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
A collaborative effort between the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Environmental Health Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) strives to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and encourage preventive actions that will reduce the likelihood of childhood lead exposure.

  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week dates:
    2020: October 25-31 |  2021: October 24-30 |  2022: October 23-29 |  2023: October 22-28 |  2024: October 20-26 | 2025: October 19-25

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Twitter Chat
NCHH held its first chat event ever on Twitter for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week back in 2017, and it has since grown into a tradition. The #NLPPWchat is a great opportunity for people at all levels of government, advocates, scientists, and anyone else who might be interested to share insights, opinions, articles, tools, and other resources. All are invited to attend, but registered users receive early access to the chat questions.

  • #NLLPWchat dates:
    2020: October 27 |  2021: October TBA |  2022: October TBA |  2023: October TBA |  2024: October TBA | 2025: October TBA

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action
Since October 2013, the World Health Organization has sponsored the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action.

  • International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action dates:
    2020: October 25-31 |  2021: October 24-30 |  2022: October 23-29 |  2023: October 22-28 |  2024: October 20-26 | 2025: October 19-25

Resources

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
All three federal agencies sponsoring National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week offers eye-catching outreach materials on their sites, but each agency may offer some unique resources as well (such as webinars, podcasts, and supplements), so it’s a good idea to visit them all.

NCHH’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Resource Page
One of NCHH’s objectives is to highlight useful resources, regardless of the source, so its National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week page is full of links to upcoming events and materials related to this week of awareness, as well as past materials that advocates can use year after year.

Event Registration for the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action
Let everybody everywhere know about your Lead Poisoning Prevention Week plans by completing this table on the World Health Organization site. Events may include public information campaigns, technical webinars, learning sessions, conferences, meetings and much more.

Do you know of a great resource that no lead poisoning prevention communications toolkit should be without? Tell us about it! Send your suggestions to Amanda Reddy or Christopher Bloom.