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August 30, 2021
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The Steering Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Climate Change and Human Health Working Group invites feedback on the approaches NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices can take to enhance research on the health implications of climate change in the United States and globally. Responses are due by August 30, 2021.
July 31, 2021
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HUD is requesting input from customers, practitioners, advocates, researchers, and policymakers to identify critical policy-relevant research questions, themes, projects, and evidence building plans, including those concerning the health and safety of children, to inform the HUD Learning Agenda FY2022–2026. High quality research helps HUD create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all. Please reply by July 31st to HUDLearningAgenda@huduser.gov.
May 31, 2021
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National Heat Safety Awareness Day is May 31, 2021. The Task Force website provides resources aimed at protecting children’s health from extreme heat.
May 23, 2021
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May 23-29, 2021 is Health and Safe Swimming Week. The Task Force has a number of resources for parents and others to help ensure that children stay safe while spending additional time in swimming pools and other bodies of water during the summer months. Similarly, warmer weather provides more time for children to be outdoors, but extreme heat can pose a serious risk to children while playing, particularly children athletes.
April 8, 2021
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has released a new initiative, Closer to Zero, that identifies actions the agency will take to reduce exposure to toxic elements in foods eaten by babies and young children to lowest levels possible. FDA has prioritized babies and young children because their smaller body sizes and metabolism make them more vulnerable to the harmful effects of these contaminants.
October 21, 2020
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EPA Releases New Curriculum to Protect Children in Indian Country and Communities from Lead Exposure

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) celebration of Children’s Health Month, the agency released a curriculum to help tribes and all communities protect children from potential lead exposure.

The Lead Awareness in Indian Country: Keeping our Children Healthy! curriculum is a series of four modules which include lesson plans, worksheets, key messages, presentation slides, and kids' activity sheets that community leaders and other instructors can use to improve public awareness of the dangers associated with lead exposure and promote preventative actions.

The design balances diverse community backgrounds, technical information and localized knowledge to allow instructors an opportunity to plan and deliver unique messages within each structured module.

The curriculum improves the understanding of lead’s potential impacts on children’s health and cultural practices and encourages actions that can be taken to reduce and/or prevent childhood lead exposure.
July 30, 2020
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EPA Announces $4.3 Million for Tribes to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water in Schools
  • On July 30, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new grant program to help protect children in tribal communities from lead in drinking water at schools and childcare facilities.
  • Authorized by the Water Infrastructure Improvements of the Nation (WIIN) Act, EPA is making $4.3 million available to support the Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Tribal Grant Program. Grantees will use the EPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water guidance to implement lead testing programs and develop monitoring, maintenance and/or sampling plans that protect children from lead exposure now and in the future.
July 29, 2020
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EPA Announces Lead Free Final Rule
  • On July 29, 2020 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule to reduce lead in plumbing materials used in public water systems, homes, schools and other facilities.
  • The Lead-Free final rule significantly limits the lead content allowed in plumbing materials (e.g., pipes, fittings, and fixtures) used in new construction and replacement of existing plumbing.
  • The new rule reduces the percentage of lead content allowed in these materials from eight percent to 0.25 percent in accordance with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. The final rule also requires that manufacturers or importers certify that their products meet the requirements using a consistent verification process.
  • This new rule will reduce lead in drinking water and assure that states, manufacturers, inspectors and consumers have a common understanding of “Lead Free” plumbing.
January 21, 2020
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Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-ES-20-002

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages multidisciplinary projects to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to a community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. Projects supported under this program are expected to employ community-engaged research methods to not only conduct research but also to seamlessly translate research findings into public health action. This announcement reflects NIEHS goals in bi-directional communications and in supporting research to address environmental health disparities and environmental justice concerns.The Research to Action program is part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) “Partnerships for Environmental Public Health” (PEPH) network .
January 17, 2020
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Update on Selected Topics in Asthma Management: A Report from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC) Expert Panel Working Group. A Notice requesting public comments on this draft report has been published in the Federal Register. The draft document and instructions on how to submit comments are available online. Comments are due by January 17, 2020
January 13, 2020
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The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends school-based self-management interventions for children and adolescents with asthma. Evidence shows these interventions reduce emergency department and hospital visits among children and adolescents with asthma.
October 20 – 26, 2019
Agency: HUD, the CDC and the EPA
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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019 is October 20-26. HUD, the CDC and the EPA developed the  Partner Information Toolkit (1MB) to help implement outreach for the Week. The overall themes are Get the Facts, Get Your Home Tested, and Get Your Child Tested, with special daily themes. The Partner Information Kit we are providing is a starting point for stakeholders to develop customized messaging to meet the needs of different communities. For more information and a wide range of materials, many in different languages, please visit HUD.GOV - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Please let Kitt Rodkey know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about these tools, or about NLPPW outreach in general.
July 26, 2019
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Early experiences and life circumstances shape prenatal and early childhood development, with powerful impacts on the developing brain and body that shape health outcomes across the life course and can span generations. The preconception, prenatal, and early childhood periods are critical phases of development that help set the odds for lifelong health and well-being.
August 2, 2018
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HUD is accepting applications for $180 million in grants to units of state, local and tribal government to implement comprehensive programs to identify and remediate lead-based paint hazards (through interim controls or abatement) in privately owned rental or owner-occupied pre-1978 housing.
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July 31, 2018
Effective Date of Rule
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson describes HUD’s rule requiring public housing agencies to provide a smoke-free environment for public housing residents, which has gone into effect. The rule will protect the health of families who live in public housing, visitors to public housing, and those who work in public housing. The rule will also have fire safety and cost benefits.
February 15, 2018
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt hosted fellow Cabinet members and other key senior leaders to outline a federal strategy to reduce childhood lead exposure and associated health risks.

Task Force Principals Meet on Federal Lead Strategy (270KB)
October 24, 2017
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The interagency President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children (Task Force) is developing a new Federal Lead Strategy and seeks stakeholder input to ensure the strategy is comprehensive and inclusive. The Task Force encourages interested persons and organizations to share their comments by taking a survey available on the group’s Lead Exposures website at https://ptfceh.niehs.nih.gov/activities/lead-exposures/index.htm. The deadline for completing the survey is November 24, 2017. More information can be found in the Federal Register notice at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-24/html/2017-23039.htm

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October 24, 2017
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A new report describes the impact of the work of the Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers, jointly funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (Children’s Centers) program was established through this unique partnership, and continues to be successful in protecting children’s health. 46 grants have been awarded to 24 centers through a highly competitive process. EPA and NIEHS have together invested more than $300 million in the Children's Centers program to expand our knowledge on the exposures and health outcomes. The partnership has led to tangible results in communities across the country. This impact report highlights some of the progress the Children’s Centers have made toward reducing the burden of environmentally induced or exacerbated diseases placed on children. https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-10/documents/niehs_epa_childrens_centers_impact_report_2017_0.pdf  
June 16, 2017
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This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among minority and underserved children. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, per the standard application due dates until the expiration of the announcement on May 8, 2020.
June 16, 2017
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This funding opportunity announcement encourages interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (e.g., playgrounds and nursing homes). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, per the standard application due dates until the expiration of the announcement on September 8, 2019.
June 16, 2017
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This funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, per the standard application due dates until the expiration of the announcement on January 8, 2019.
June 16, 2017
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This funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, per the standard application due dates until the expiration of the announcement on January 8, 2019.
June 5, 2017
Application Due Date
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This funding opportunity announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, per the standard application due dates until the expiration of the announcement on May 18, 2019.
June 5, 2017
Application Due Date
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This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, per the standard application due dates until the expiration of the announcement on May 8, 2020.
June 5, 2017
Application Due Date
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This funding opportunity announcement encourages interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (e.g., playgrounds and nursing homes). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, per the standard application due dates until the expiration of the announcement on September 8, 2019.
June 5, 2017
Application Due Date
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This funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, per the standard application due dates until the expiration of the announcement on January 8, 2019.
November 16, 2016
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The purpose of this FOA is to support clinical trials to evaluate Asthma Care Implementation Programs (ACIP) that provide comprehensive care for children at high risk of poor asthma outcomes.
October 31, 2016
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This proposed rule would amend HUD's lead-based paint regulations on reducing blood lead levels in children under age 6 who reside in federally-owned or -assisted pre-1978 housing and formally adopt the revised definition of “elevated blood lead levels” in children under the age of 6 in accordance with guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and establish more comprehensive testing and evaluation procedures for the housing where such children reside.
October 16, 2016
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This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences.
October 16, 2016
Application Due Date
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The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (i.e. playgrounds and nursing homes).
October 16, 2016
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The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes and in doing so to carefully identify the specific aspects and qualities of education that are responsible for this relationship and what the mediating factors are that affect the nature of the causal relationship.
October 1, 2016
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched new initiatives to better understand how a child’s early environment may affect health and development.
June 20, 2016
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To protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and from other home health and safety hazards, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $52.6 million in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grants to 23 local and state government agencies.
June 13, 2016
Press Release Date
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The devastating effects of lead poisoning are irreversible, and even low levels of lead in a young child’s blood can have long-term effects on their ability to learn and lead a productive life.

Events

July 8, 2021
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The Indoor Environments Division at EPA is supporting this webinar hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP).
This ITEP webinar is designed for school administrators and other interested schools stakeholders in tribal communities. It will review the findings of a recent report from John Hopkins Center for Health Security that considers the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children, families, and educators and summarizes current ventilation guidelines.
The presenter is Paula Olsiewski, John Hopkins Center for Health Security, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a pioneering leader in policy and scientific research programs in the microbiology and chemistry of indoor environments.
Register here: Healthy Tribal Schools: Reopening Tribal Schools and Buildings.
May 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Public Listening Session
Agency: EPA
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced upcoming public listening sessions and roundtables to ensure that communities and stakeholders have the opportunity to provide their perspectives to the agency on protections from lead in drinking water. The goal of public engagement is to obtain further input on EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), including from individuals and communities that are most at-risk ofexposure to lead in drinking water.
Virtual public listening sessions will be held on April 28, 2021, and May 5, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., eastern daylight time. Those interested in speaking can signup for a 3-minute speaking slot on EPA’s website at: www.epa.gov/safewater.
April 28, 2021
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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The Federal Response to COVID-19: Addressing the Needs of the Autism and Disability Communities
This event will feature presentations from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Labor on issues related on health, education, and employment for people with disabilities during the pandemic, followed by discussion with leaders from the autism advocacy community.
April 28, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Public Listening Session
Agency: EPA
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced upcoming public listening sessions and roundtables to ensure that communities and stakeholders have the opportunity to provide their perspectives to the agency on protections from lead in drinking water. The goal of public engagement is to obtain further input on EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), including from individuals and communities that are most at-risk ofexposure to lead in drinking water.
Virtual public listening sessions will be held on April 28, 2021, and May 5, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., eastern daylight time. Those interested in speaking can signup for a 3-minute speaking slot on EPA’s website at: www.epa.gov/safewater.
April 7, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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NIMH Special Event for Autism Awareness Month: An Afternoon of Comedy with Asperger's Are Us
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) is pleased to invite you to our annual special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. This year we are hosting Asperger’s Are Us, the first comedy troupe composed entirely of people diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (autism).
April 6, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Agency: HUD
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This webinar will examine implications of housing for public health through both the life course and socioecological perspectives, demonstrating why housing access and quality should be considered at every stage of life and at the individual, family, community and policy levels.
October 25 – 31, 2020
Location: Webinar
Agency: EPA, HUD, HHS/CDC
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Each year National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure to lead. This year’s NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce their children's exposure to lead and prevent the serious health effects of lead. EPA, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), works to raise awareness, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions to decrease childhood lead exposure during the week and beyond.
August 20, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar
Agency: US EPA Region 9 and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Healthy Homes, Green Cleaning, Indoor Air Quality and your Health: Tips and tools to keep indoors safe and healthy
Did you know that homes may have hidden environmental risks that may affect our health? What are some of these environmental risks? Whether you live in an apartment, townhome or single-family home, an old home, or are building or renovating a new home, there are many ways to protect your health by understanding hidden risks and taking action to keep your indoor environment safe. The tips and tools shared in this webinar will be especially important to you and your family when you must stay indoors for extended periods of time. You’ll get information and tools to take action to improve your home indoor environment.
July 28, 2020
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Attend this webinar to hear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) discuss their collaboration and
  • The history, development and evidence base of the Home Characteristics and Asthma Triggers Checklist.
  • How a trained home visitor can use the checklist to help find common asthma triggers in homes and discuss ways to reduce and remove triggers to improve health.
  • The development of the NEW Home Characteristics and Asthma Triggers Checklist training module.
  • Considerations for using the checklist in a virtual setting.
Additional information can be found at: Asthma Community Network - Event Information 
November 20, 2019
2:00 p.m. EST - 3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar in Spanish
Agency: HUD
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Seguridad con la Pintura con Plomo. Guía Practica sobre los Controles Provisionales para la Pintura y el Mantenimiento de Vivie.
October 24, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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This webinar will focus on the new version of the publication, released by HUD OLHCHH in February 2019.

Webinar ID: 215-863-099
Presenters: Warren Friedman, PhD, CIH, Senior Advisor to the Director, OLHCHH; Bruce Haber, Division Director, Program and Regulatory Support Division, OLHCHH
Target Audience: Federal agencies, maintenance contractors, building maintenance staff, local public housing staff, contractors working in federally assisted housing, property managers
Registration: You must register for each webinar you plan to attend. Registration is limited to the first 500 registrants, so please plan on registering early. Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation by email, including instructions for connecting to the webinar on the day of the event. Register for HUD’s Lead Paint Safety Field Guide.

Questions or concerns, please contact Michael Goldschmidt.
October 23, 2019
11:00 a.m. - noon
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This webinar highlights the lead poisoning prevention activities of the Healthy Homes Partnership from states participating in the program. These creative activities can be used by organizations to increase their outreach and to communicate to various consumer types about important information on lead poisoning.

Webinar ID: 140-707-459
Presenter: Michael Goldschmidt, AIA, LEED, BD+C, USDA NIFA Healthy Homes Partnership
Target Audience: All stakeholders who work with homeowners and residents; those who are unfamiliar with the Healthy Homes Partnership
Registration: You must register for each webinar you plan to attend. Registration is limited to the first 500 registrants, so please plan on registering early. Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation by email, including instructions for connecting to the webinar on the day of the event. Register for Consumer Outreach Ideas for Lead Programs.

Questions or concerns, please contact Michael Goldschmidt.
October 23, 2019
2:00 p.m. - noon
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In New York City (NYC), elevated blood lead levels in children and adults have been associated with the use of certain consumer products, including health remedies and supplements, foods and spices, cultural powders, and other non-food items purchased abroad or in NYC. This webinar will provide a background on the various identified lead sources and the cultural, ethnic, or religious traditions behind use of these products.

Webinar ID: 176-269-043
Presenter: Dr. Paromita Hore, PhD, MPH, Director, Environmental Exposure Assessment and Education, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Target Audience: : Federal and local agencies, Community-Based Organizations, Health care providers, Academics
Registration: You must register for each webinar you plan to attend. Registration is limited to the first 500 registrants, so please plan on registering early. Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation by email, including instructions for connecting to the webinar on the day of the event. Register for Amulets to Zaprana.

Questions or concerns, please contact Michael Goldschmidt.
October 22, 2019
3:00 p.m.
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The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is launching the “Improving Asthma Control Learning Collaborative” (Learning Collaborative) to support state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies’ efforts to improve health outcomes among beneficiaries with asthma. Through the Learning Collaborative, state Medicaid and CHIP agencies and their partners will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of evidence-based asthma interventions and Medicaid- and CHIP-coverable services, improve their ability to conduct quality improvement (QI) projects related to asthma outcomes, and engage in state-to-state learning.
October 22, 2019
11:00 a.m. - noon
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RRP projects are typically jobs performed at the option of the property owner for aesthetic or other reasons, or as interim controls to minimize lead hazards. Since RRP projects can disturb lead-based paint in homes and buildings built before 1978, individual renovators must be Lead-Safe RRP trained and certified. This webinar will discuss the RRP rule and what firms and individuals must do to become Lead-Safe RRP trained and certified.

Webinar ID: 873-776-115
Presenter: Mike Wilson, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Target Audience: Contractors, Renovation Firms, State and Local Building Code Officials, Community-Based Organizations, Home Improvement Stores
Registration: You must register for each webinar you plan to attend. Registration is limited to the first 500 registrants, so please plan on registering early. Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation by email, including instructions for connecting to the webinar on the day of the event. Register for RRP.

Questions or concerns, please contact Michael Goldschmidt.
October 22, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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This webinar will cover the benefits of encouraging residents to test a home and yard before issues with lead paint or lead dust happen. The webinar will also explain the difference between types of tests, such as paint inspections, risk assessments, and visual assessments, and which test, including home lead paint testing kits, is appropriate for different circumstances.

Webinar ID: 142-910-331
Presenters: Paul Diegelman and Marty Nee, OLHCHH Program, Regulatory Support Division
Target Audience: Stakeholders who work with/serve clients such as first-time homebuyers, renters with young children and/or those expecting a child
Registration: You must register for each webinar you plan to attend. Registration is limited to the first 500 registrants, so please plan on registering early. Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation by email, including instructions for connecting to the webinar on the day of the event. Register for Primary Prevention Protects.

Questions or concerns, please contact Michael Goldschmidt.
August 15, 2019
7:30 a.m.
Location: Reddit / Webinar
Agency: NIEHS, NICHD
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Reddit AMA, Air Pollution, Pregnancy & Child Health, August 15, 2019 at noon
Reddit AMA on Air Pollution and Pregnancy & Child Health The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on air pollution and pregnancy/children’s health on Thursday, Aug. 15. A Reddit AMA is a way for experts to share their knowledge through an online question-and-answer session, much like a Twitter chat, but with the opportunity to be more expansive in their explanations. NIEHS is joining NICHD to tackle questions from the Reddit community on air pollution’s impacts on pregnancy outcomes and child health. Kimberly Gray, Ph.D., NIEHS program officer in the Population Health Branch, and Brandy Beverly, Ph.D., health scientist with the Office of Health Assessment and Translation of the National Toxicology Program, will be joined by Beate Ritz, Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles and NICHD researchers, Pauline Mendola, Ph.D., principal investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Intramural Population Health Research, and Carrie Nobles, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Branch. Submit your questions to Reddit Ask Science starting at 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 15. At noon that day, Drs. Gray, Beverly, Ritz, and others will join the conversation to share answers. Register for a free Reddit account to ask your question and participate!
July 18, 2019
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
Agency: CDC, EPA
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Join APHA and the National Environmental Health Partnership Council for a webinar tailored toward learning more about environmental justice, racism and the resources available to communities, practitioners and the public. The webinar will also highlight various partnerships working to create awareness and address racism and environmental justice.
June 27, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Agency: NIEHS
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A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Environmental Health Fellow
There is a recognized need to train pediatric and other health professionals in the assessment and management of children’s health issues related to the environment. Different approaches have been used to meet this knowledge gap, most notably the Pediatric Environmental Health Fellowship program that was established in 2002 by the Academic Pediatric Association. Two Pediatric Environmental Health Fellows will talk about learning a new discipline, managing research, and maintaining clinical practice. Fellowship directors will discuss the valuable contributions of these health professionals to the advancement of pediatric environmental health. Presenters Alan Woolf, M.D., M.P.H. Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Bryan Stierman, M.D., M.P.H. Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Maida Galvez, M.D., M.P.H. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Registration (required).
May 7, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Location: NIEHS
Agency: NIEHS, NHLBI, NIAID News
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NIEHS, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and are hosting #AsthmaChat as part of our Asthma Awareness Month efforts. During the Twitter chat we will highlight new asthma research at the National Institutes of Health, as well as efforts to increase the adoption of existing guidelines for the treatment, management, and care of asthma patients. Please join us on World Asthma Day in standing with the nearly 25 million patients in the United States who are affected by this chronic condition. Participate in #AsthmaChat to share information and resources on research regarding asthma care, prevention, and control.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 2:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Twitter, using #AsthmaChat
Who: @NIEHS@NIH_NHLBI, @NIAIDNews, @NHLBI_LUNGDir
April 2, 2019
Location: Worldwide
Agency: NIEHS
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NIEHS will host its first Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) in recognition of World Autism Day on Tuesday, April 2nd. A Reddit AMA is a way for experts to share their knowledge through an online question-and-answer session. Two NIEHS autism researchers—Cindy Lawler, Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Genes, Environment, and Health Branch and Rebecca Schmidt, Ph.D., from the University of California, Davis—will tackle questions from the Reddit community on the environmental risk factors of autism spectrum disorder. Submit your questions to Reddit Ask Science starting at 8:00 a.m. ET on the day of the event. At 2:00 p.m. that day, Drs. Schmidt and Lawler will join the conversation to share answers. Register for a free Reddit account to ask your question and participate!
April 1, 2019
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This webinar will discuss important changes and updates to HUD's Lead Paint Safety Field Guide. This guide was recently updated by the HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes to include important safety and lead handling practices for painting, repairs, and home maintenance. If you perform routine maintenance on homes or apartments built before 1978, this guide will help you plan and safely carry out the work, while minimizing the production and spread of lead dust. This webinar will be presented by Warren Friedman, PhD, Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes and Bruce Haber, Division Director of the Program and Regulatory Support Division. Register for the Webinar 
April 1 – 7, 2019
Location: NIEHS
Agency: NIEHS, EPA, HUD, CDC, USAID, others
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During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. For over 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention.
April 1 – 5, 2019
Location: EPA
Agency: EPA
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor Environments Division (IED) supports theAmerican Public Health Association’s (APHA) National Public Health Week campaign during April 1–7, 2019. Each weekday, the campaign recognizes an issue that highlights a health condition or risk.
March 20, 2019
Location: EPA
Agency: EPA
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 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor Environments Division supports efforts to educate America’s youth about the health risks of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

Kick Butts Day
October 2 – 12, 2018
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This webinar will focus on the value of social media for community outreach and translation of children’s environmental health content. Social media is emerging as a necessary tool for public health communication as more Americans use it (and the Internet more generally) for health information. Yet many organizations lack a basic social media strategy for engaging target audiences. In this webinar, we will cover a number of topics, including: A rationale for the use of social media in public health communication. Best practices for the use of social media, including examples of how to use social media analytics to capture your reach and engagement with target audiences. Examples of social media strategies implemented by the Children’s Environmental Health Social Media Workgroup and the Children’s Environmental Health Network to engage with target audiences. Presenters Brenda Koester, M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wendy Gutschow, M.S.W. University of Southern California Nathan Mutic, M.S., M.A.T., M.Ed. Emory University Nsedu Obot-Witherspoon, M.P.H. Children’s Environmental Health Network
June 30, 2018
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Homes and health are inextricably linked together, reflect two of the most basic needs of a society, and serve as an indicator of the strength of the nation. In an effort to help families create healthier living conditions for themselves and their kids, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is kicking off the third annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home. This year's theme, Unlocking the Potential of America’s Children: Check Your Home-Protect Your Family, focuses on the opportunity to protect current and future generations of children from the exposures to lead from contaminated paint, dust, and soil.
November 18, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Sponsor: Healio
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This annual meeting is an educational resource for pediatric and infectious disease physicians and nurses.
November 4, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
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APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo brings together 12,000 public health and research professionals from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate, and inspire each other.
October 22, 2017
Location: Nationwide
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS
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CDC and HHS share the goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning in the United States. NLPPW occurs every year during the last full week in October.
October 17, 2017
Location: Puerto Rico
Sponsor: North American Association for Environmental Education
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Annual conference and research symposium.
October 12, 2017
Location: Nationwide
Sponsor: Children’s Environmental Health Network
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To create a children’s environmental health movement and a strong network of advocates, CEHN has spearheaded the establishment of Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day), to be celebrated every second Thursday of October during Children’s Health Month.
September 19, 2017
Location: Nationwide
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
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APHA's Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters, and other emergencies.
September 16, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2017 National Conference & Exhibition September 16–19 includes over 350 educational sessions including practical hands-on learning and networking in addition to a pediatric technical exhibit.
May 15, 2017
Location: St. Louis, MO
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The CDC-funded Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center (HHLPPTC) supports CDC’s partners in state and local programs by training new program personnel in practical strategies to build programs, develop strategic coalitions, improve care coordination, and support housing-based primary prevention. The trainings are primarily targeted to childhood lead poisoning prevention staff from state and local health departments, and related private sector organizations.
May 3, 2017
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10th year of this conference at the intersection of health disparities and the social determinants of health.
April 27, 2017
Location: Columbus, OH
Sponsor: Ohio Housing Finance Agency
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The Ohio Housing Finance Agency and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing are hosting this event featuring cutting-edge research and practice related to housing, and collaboration to develop innovative solutions to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income households.
April 5, 2017
Location: Arlington, VA
Sponsor: Children’s Environmental Health Network
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This conference will highlight innovative research on emerging threats to children's environmental health.
April 3, 2017
Location: Nationwide
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
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National Public Health Week celebrates the power of prevention, advocates for healthy and fair policies, shares strategies for successful partnerships, and champions the role of a strong public health system.
March 29, 2017
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This scientific symposium includes a variety of research presentations, training sessions, and other information targeted to medical professionals, public health and private sector agencies, not-for-profit agencies, faith communities, public policy representatives, built environment sector and child and family advocate organizations, research scientists and government officials.
March 29, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
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At this workshop, mosquito-borne diseases experts, national and local vector control agencies, and health department professionals will meet with scientists and mosquito-borne diseases experts to prepare for, conduct surveillance of, and respond to the detection of invasive Aedes mosquitoes, travel-related Zika cases, and locally transmitted cases.
March 27, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The CDC-funded Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center (HHLPPTC) supports CDC’s partners in state and local programs by training new program personnel in practical strategies to build programs, develop strategic coalitions, improve care coordination, and support housing-based primary prevention. The trainings are primarily targeted to childhood lead poisoning prevention staff from state and local health departments, and related private sector organizations.
January 24, 2017
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Every year, the NCSE National Conference and Global Forum is brought into being by a dedicated group of professionals who volunteer their time and efforts to make it so.
November 19, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Sponsor: Healio
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This annual meeting has proven to be a valuable educational resource to pediatric and infectious disease physicians and nurses for nearly 30 years. It offers a renowned faculty to provide perspective on the areas that need more of your attention in the upcoming year, so that you can make informed decisions on the diagnosis, treatment and overall care of your pediatric infectious disease patients.
November 13, 2016
Location: Kitakyushu, Japan
Sponsor: Department of Environmental Health
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Topics
  • Epigenetics
  • Multi- and Trans-generational Inheritance
  • Preconception Exposures
  • Cancer
  • Microbiome impacts on early development
  • Immune dysfunction and inflammation
  • Metabolic disturbances
  • Neurobehavioral functions and deficits
  • Reproductive system
  • Complex exposures
  • Lessons from prospective birth cohorts
  • The DOHaD paradigm in environmental health research and public health
November 9, 2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Sponsor: Children's Environmental Health Network
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Do you know where to turn when questions arise about pesticides, mold, or the use of plastic products in child care? Are you, as a child care licensor, trainer or health consultant to child care professionals, equipped to give child care providers the information they need to protect children from common environmental health hazards? Do you know that children are especially vulnerable to harmful substances in their environment -- and why this is so? The Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) Train the Trainer session was created to help you answer 'Yes!' to these questions.
October 29, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
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APHA's 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of your peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences. This year we'll be talking about health equity and ensuring the right to health.
October 24, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC and HHS share the goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning in the United States. NLPPW occurs every year during the last full week in October. During NLPPW, CDC aims to
  • Raise awareness about lead poisoning;
  • Stress the importance of screening the highest risk children younger than 6 years of age (preferably by ages 1 and 2) if they have not been tested yet;
  • Highlight partners' efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning; and
  • Urge people to take steps to reduce lead exposure.
October 22, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites you to join us for the 2016 National Conference & Exhibition October 22–25 (pre-conference sessions and events begin on Friday, October 21) in San Francisco. Experience over 350 educational sessions including practical hands-on learning and networking in addition to the largest pediatric technical exhibit of its kind.
October 19, 2016
Location: Madison, WI
Sponsor: North American Assosciation for Environmental Education
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Our 45th annual NAAEE conference will link powerful stories of innovation and success in EE from around the world with how environmental education builds community and creates purposeful change. We will celebrate the ways in which our work inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature, contribute to healthy environments and empowered communities, and shape a more sustainable future.
October 19, 2016
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Jennifer Lowry, MD, FACMT
Region 7
October 13, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Sponsor: Children's Environmental Health Network
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This year Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) will be launching the first Annual Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day) on October 13th, 2016. This new public health calendar day will occur on the second Thursday of every October moving forward. CEH Day 2016 will include an educational event between 9am - 11am EST in Washington, DC, focusing on positive steps forward in moving recommendations highlighted in the Blueprint for Protecting Children’s Environmental Health: An Urgent Call to Action, as well as an online/virtual presence.
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