Session: Public Health Collaborations - Lead Poisoning Prevention
5151.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Public Health Collaborations - Lead Poisoning Prevention
The purpose of this session is to discuss childhood lead poisoning and how we can prevent this from occurring in our communities. Presentations will discuss strategies used to test for childhood lead and the impact of lead surveillance. Examples include how Minnesota uses a Lead Testing Task Force and Philadelphia uses the Lead Abatement Strike Team to reduce childhood lead poisoning. These examples and others will show how surveillance, testing, and communication can reduce childhood lead levels.
Learning Objectives: The participants of this session will learn new techniques for the prevention of lead poisoning in children. Specifics will include lead testing and surveillance strategies, how to make childhood lead prevention a priority for policymakers. Ways to improve community communication about interventions will include presentations on innovative topics such as interactive websites.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Kevin Delaney, MPH
Moderator(s):Wendy J. Blumenthal, MPH
2:30 PMComprehensive strategies to increase childhood blood lead testing in Minneapolis
Megan K. Ellingson, MHA, Megan Curran, Sue Gunderson, Johanna Miller, David Rak, MPH
2:45 PMEvaluating primary prevention lead poisoning and anemia projects in five diverse communities in California: Future directions for state and national prevention strategies
Maria H. Boyle, MS, RD, Lisa Craypo, MPH, Sarah E. Samuels, DrPH, Marice Ashe, JD, MPH
3:00 PMHealth and housing collaboration at LAST: The Philadelphia Lead Abatement Strike Team *
Carla Campbell, MD, MS, Robert Himmelsbach, BS, Peter Palermo, MS, Richard E Tobin, MS, MPA
3:15 PMLead poisoning surveillance in the real world
Roberta D. Welling, MS, MPH, Norman Trondsen, MA, Jeffrey Sanchez
3:30 PMLead-safe homes website collaboration
Pat McLaine, RN, MPH, Shara Godiwalla, MPH, Penelope Schafer, PhD
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA