Featured Activities are snapshots of current and ongoing actions, programs, and initiatives to address children’s environmental health, both of the Task Force and from across federal departments and agencies. Featured Activities also may include those that are led by non-government organizations but that are federally co-sponsored or supported, or that have significant engagement of federal agencies. Coverage of Featured Activities does not imply any priority status on the part of the Task Force or the federal government.
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is October 22-28. This year's theme is "Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future." Task Force members including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have developed outreach materials to help generate awareness and educate parents about protecting kids.
The goal is to encourage organized, community events, and to empower families to take action. Across the nation, stakeholders will host and participate in outreach and educational activities designed to raise local awareness about the dangers of lead exposure and poisoning, and to educate parents about how to reduce exposures to lead in their environment in order to prevent serious health effects, and about the importance of testing children for lead.
The call to action is:
The NLPPW Campaign Resource Package provides details about NLPPW and downloadable materials for community outreach.
The NLLPW Toolkit, created by HUD, provides:
Children’s health and well being are vulnerable to impacts of climate change related to extreme heat, increased air pollution, changes in food and water, changes in vectorborne diseases, and extreme weather such as flooding and wildfires. The Climate Change and Children’s Health Policy Roundup gathers stories of policy actions being taken by government and non-government groups to address such impacts, with the goals of creating a community of practice around children’s health and climate change and providing a resource of ideas, approaches, and lessons learned.
Around the country, recognition of the unique vulnerability of children is spurring policy actions and programs to protect children’s health against the impacts of climate change. These activities are happening at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels through both government and non-government efforts. The President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children gathers stories to highlight these policies and activities and to help build a community of practice around children’s health and climate change. The stories have been included in presentations at national public health meetings and shared through the Task Force mailing list. (Statements in the stories do not represent official views of the Task Force or any of its members).
Submit your own story to the Climate Change and Children’s Health Policy Roundup!
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