GHHI National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Events

Jackson, Mississippi

  • Thursday, October 18:  Proclamation Recognizing Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
    Jackson City Hall: Mayor Tony T. Yarber will issue a proclamation recognizing Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in the City of Jackson. Mayor Yarber and staff from the Department of Planning & Development and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Jackson will share information about the Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program with the City Council during their regular meeting.
  • Wednesday, October 26:  Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program Kickoff |  Mayor Tony T. Yarber will announce the Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program, sharing information with the public about the program purpose, family eligibility, and how to apply for services. Program partners from GHHI Jackson and other agencies will be in attendance.
  • Wednesday, October26: Midtown Night OutMidtown Partners and Millsaps College  |  Campus 1 Community are hosting the annual Midtown Night Out and Trunk-Or-Treat at Midtown Public Charter School. GHHI Jackson and other community partners will be on site to provide information and resources to neighborhood residents and families with children enrolled in neighborhood schools.

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Friday, October 28 Healthy Housing Tour | City officials and stakeholders will tour homes recently rehabilitated for health and energy efficiency.  
  • Saturday, October 29  Lead Safe Atlanta Octoberfest  | Host activities for children complete with costumes and vendor tables on lead hazards and tips on making our homes healthier and pest free |  Blood testing at this event.

Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

  • Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and partners are giving away free lead dust kits for lead poisoning prevention week.  Learn More: http://bit.ly/2dnA27J

New Haven, Connecticut

  •  Saturday, October 20 Annual Taste of the Caribbean Fest  |  Educate community members and build awareness of the problem of lead poisoning and ways to prevent the disease.  |  Lead Inspectors will visit elementary school classrooms to read the book “Henry and Fred Learn About Lead”. | Students will receive book bags containing lead poisoning prevention materials and educational supplies.

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