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Person: Kelsey McClain

Kelsey McClain is a Policy Research Analyst at GHHI and focuses on technical assistance projects in the research and development of state and local lead poisoning prevention action plans, assisting local jurisdictions on lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes initiative implementation and supporting components of the National Lead Campaign including the Lead Policy Toolkit. Kelsey … Continued

Person: Angela Sykes

Angela Sykes serves as the Accounting Manager at GHHI. In this role, she manages various areas within the accounting department.  Angela has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience across the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Previously, Angela worked at the Arc of Prince George’s County where she served in several roles of increasing responsibility … Continued

Person: Yianni Charalambopoulos

Yianni Charalambopoulos is the staff accountant in charge of the budgets and accounts receivable. Yianni previously worked in public accounting where he built his knowledge and skills that he applies to his work at GHHI. Yianni has a background in plumbing, which he worked in for several years and will be instrumental to the team … Continued

Press Release: Lead poisoning numbers in Maryland’s children continue to drop as new state law takes effect in October to accelerate the decline

Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2019) –  The number of Maryland children with elevated levels of lead in their blood last year decreased by nearly 14 percent, according to the 2018 Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance report, released today by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The … Continued

Publication: Lead Free Future Act – Protecting the Next Generation

Lead Free Future Act The toxic legacy of lead still impacts over half a million American children the age of six every year – causing irreversible damage and robbing them from reaching their full potential. Exposure occurs through exposures from air, drinking water, food, contaminated soil, and deteriorating paint. An estimated 1.1 million housing units … Continued

Publication: Recommendations for Evaluation Metrics for Asthma Home Visiting Programs

More than 26.1 million Americans were estimated to be suffering from asthma in 2018, including 19.9 million adults and 6.2 million children. The negative health impacts of this chronic condition are immense, costing the United States more than $80 billion per year. Asthma is a complex, chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. Its causes are poorly understood and multi-factorial, with risk factors varying in different populations. While there is no cure for the disease, symptoms can be effectively controlled with a combination of appropriate medical care, health education, and reduction or elimination of exposure to asthma triggers and respiratory irritants.

Press Release: City of Lancaster Awarded HUD Grant to Combat Lead Hazards

City of Lancaster Awarded HUD Grant to Combat Lead Hazards SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The City of Lancaster announced today that the City has been awarded a $9.1 million Lead Hazard Reduction Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, plus an additional $600,000 of Healthy Homes supplemental … Continued