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Post: NO LEAD Act Advocacy Statement

GHHI applauds Congressman Dan Kildee and Senator Tammy Duckworth for reintroducing the NO LEAD Act (National Opportunity for Lead Exposure Accountability and Deterrence) on July 10, 2019 to update the Lead and Copper Rule to better protect children and families at risk of poisoning from lead in their water. The Lead and Copper Rule (40 … Continued

Press Release: HUD Releases 2019 Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program NOFA – $324 Million in Funding Available

2019 HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Grants HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard and Healthy Homes has released the 2019 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program NOFA. The NOFA makes an unprecedented $324 million in lead grant and Healthy Homes Supplemental grant funding available for state, county and city jurisdictions! Total Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Funds Available: $286,000,000 Maximum … Continued

Publication: Duty to Protect: Enhancing the Federal Framework to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning and Exposure to Environmental Harm

Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics publishes the article Duty to Protect: Enhancing the Federal Framework to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning and Exposure to Environmental Harm which provides a comprehensive overview of the dangers of lead exposure, details the federal government’s evolving response to lead poisoning, and for the first time, disseminates previously unpublished comments on “Drafting a New Federal Strategy to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure and Impacts,” that were submitted to the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children in 2017, ahead of its most recent report.

Post: Duty to Protect: Enhancing the Federal Framework to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning and Exposure to Environmental Harm

The Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics will be publishing the article Duty to Protect: Enhancing the Federal Framework to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning and Exposure to Environmental Harm which provides a comprehensive overview of the dangers of lead exposure, details the federal government’s evolving response to lead poisoning, and for the first time, … Continued

In the News Post: Jackson Fights Lead Hazards in Homes With New Program

Some older Jackson homes with lead-based paint could get a little safer, especially for children, under a new program City leaders announced Monday.

#Residents with houses built before 1978 can have their homes tested for lead-based paint, which is known to cause serious health issues, and remedied if necessary under the new Lead Safe Housing Program. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development donated $1.3 million to fund the program.

Press Release: Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Awards Technical Assistance Services to Three Comprehensive Asthma Programs

June 17, 2019 Baltimore, MD – The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), following a national competition, has awarded pro bono technical assistance services to: –  UPMC Health Plan. UPMC Health Plan will build on a collaboration with the Allegheny County Health Department’s Safe and Healthy Homes Program. The initiative combines existing resources to identify pediatric … Continued

Press Release: Oneida County, City of Utica, Nonprofit Partners Sign Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Compact to Provide Comprehensive Home Interventions

On Tuesday, June 4, Lead-Free Mohawk Valley Coalition partners signed a compact with the Green & Health Homes Initiative (GHHI), establishing Utica-Oneida County as one of 26 designated GHHI sites in the nation. Oneida County, the City of Utica and other nonprofit partners will work in partnership to form “GHHI Utica-Oneida County,” which will perform … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Lead Funding Toolkit Released for Practitioners by GHHI

LEAD FUNDING TOOLKIT  The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) announces the release of the Lead Funding Toolkit: a publicly-available, web-based practitioner’s guide including over 40 sources of funding for residential lead inspection, lead-based paint hazard remediation, lead service line replacement and soil remediation. The Lead Funding Toolkit on the GHHI website outlines specific strategies for leveraging … Continued