Tuesday, October 25, 2016

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 23-29, 2016

Each year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD) join together to create the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

According to the CDC, the theme for 2016's campaign is Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future. The NLPPW Campaign aims to achieve two goals:
  1. Raise awareness to reduce childhood exposure to lead.
  2. Encourage implementation of local activities and events in target communities.
In order to better reach these goals, CDC/EPA/HUD have created a lead poisoning prevention toolkit, which provides state and local governments with key materials to distribute and educate their communities, including:
  • Icons
  • Posters
  • Social Media
  • Online Resources
  • Multimedia Outreach
  • Awareness Activities
  • Resources for Developing a Campaign
The downloadable lead poisoning prevention toolkit is fully customizable for six languages and is a great way to help educate your community. For more materials, such as an infographic, app, podcast and more, please visit the CDC's website.

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