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Community-Based Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects that Region 3 Supports


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As of October, 2000, Region 3 is directly supporting Community-Based Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects in Philadelphia, the District of Columbia, and Pittsburgh.  To learn more about Community-Based Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects that Region 3 is supporting in these cities, click below:


Philadelphia

District of Columbia

Pittsburgh

 

PHILADELPHIA:  Philadelphia Campaign for Lead-Safe Children

 In April, 2000, a network of Philadelphia’s children’s advocacy, housing, health and government organizations launched a month-long campaign to promote the following messages throughout Philadelphia:

During the month of April members of the Campaign Coalition offered a variety of outreach activities to attack the problem of childhood lead poisoning in Philadelphia more aggressively, more effectively, and more efficiently than ever, by uniting resources and strategies.  In targeted areas of North and West Philadelphia, the Campaign included:

At least 2175 Philadelphians received the Campaign message, thanks to the participation of the following Partners in the Philadelphia Campaign for Lead-Safe Children:

Free blood lead screening continues to be available for all children under age 6 throughout Philadelphia.  For locations of free blood lead screening in Philadelphia Click Here

For more information on childhood lead poisoning in Philadelphia, call the Pennsylvania Lead Hotline at  1-800-440-LEAD or
the Philadelphia Health Department at 215-685-2788.
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) arranges inspection, risk assessment and lead-hazard abatement of privately owned housing where children under 6 years old have been identified as lead-poisoned or at risk for lead poisoning.  For more information please contact Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) at 2100 W. Girard Ave., PNH Building #3 Philadelphia, PA 19130 by calling 215-685-2797. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  DC Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning Regional Geographic Initiative

The District of Columbia Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (the DC Coalition), a collaboration of non-profit organization lead by the Alice Hamilton Occupational Health Center and the Association of communities for Reform Now (ACORN) are working under an EPA Region 3 grant  to promote the “healthy homes” messages throughout DC.  This will be accomplished through the following activities in Wards 1, 2, and 5 in the District:

Wards 1, 2 and 5 are considered to be “high risk” Wards for childhood lead poisoning. (See DC maps included in the EPA Region 3 Project to Characterize the Extent of Children’s Health Risk from Lead in the Region hyperlink to report for more information on how “risk” is determined) 

For more information on childhood lead poisoning 
in the District of Columbia, call 
the DC Lead Hotline at 202-535-2690

PITTSBURGH:  Allegheny County Regional Geographic Initiative

The Pittsburgh Lead-Safe Coalition, a collaboration of over 50 organizations in the Pittsburgh area that are dedicated to preventing lead poisoning,  led by the Allegheny County Health Department, is working under an EPA Region 3 grant  to:

The Pittsburgh Lead-Safe Coalition has successfully reached numerous people in the Pittsburgh area through the Regional Geographic Initiative.  During the Third Annual Lead Awareness Week, alone, which ran from October 18 through 23, 1999, 300 people effectively learned how to prevent lead poisoning.  Another very successful project conducted under the Regional Geographic Initiative was the outreach to Pittsburgh area physicians and Health Maintenance Organizations, through which over 2000 physicians received a mailing on the new Pittsburgh Childhood Lead Screening Guidelines.
 

Free blood lead screening continues to be available for all children under age 6 throughout Pittsburgh.  For locations of free blood lead screening in Pittsburgh Click Here

For more information on childhood lead poisoning in 
Allegheny County, PA, call 
the Pittsburgh Lead-Safe Hotline at 412-431-4449 (ext. 205)

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