The lead contamination crises in Flint, Michigan and East Chicago, Indiana have shone a national spotlight on the problem of childhood lead exposure, and for years, research has demonstrated that lead adversely affects children and creates significant costs for individuals and taxpayers. Please join the National Center for Healthy Housing, Trust for America’s Health, and the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, for a Dialogue4Health Web Forum on a new report 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure, which found that billions in public spending could be saved by preventing and mitigating the effects of lead poisoning.
The Web Forum will highlight the report, as well as offer attendees the opportunity to hear from professionals doing lead prevention and remediation work on the ground, followed by a Q&A session.
This event is recommended for professionals in public health, advocacy, education, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, hospitals, health systems, housing, and lead prevention groups. Registration is free and closed captioning is available to all attendees.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rebecca Morley is a passionate advocate for and expert in improving the health of underserved places and populations. The substance of her work is on the factors outside of the health care system that affect health—such as the places people live, work, and play and people’s ability to access the…
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Mary Jean Brown is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the former Chief of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An internationally recognized expert and…
Latinos United for Flint
Aurora was born in San Sebastian, Texas, the daughter of an undocumented mother who worked the fields of Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. She lived across the border in Nuevo Progresso, Mexico with her grandfather for the first six years of her life and then was adopted by her uncle…
Health Policy Director
Public Citizens for Children and Youth
Colleen McCauley is the Health Policy Director at Public Citizens for Children and Youth or PCCY - the Greater Philadelphia region’s leading child advocacy organization that influences elected officials by combining useful research, practical solution-oriented policy recommendations with the mobilization of citizens who advance the organization’s work on behalf of…
Interim President and CEO
Trust for America’s Health
Richard Hamburg is Executive Vice President and COO at Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Previously Interim President and CEO and Deputy Director, Mr. Hamburg oversees public policy initiatives, advocacy campaigns, and internal operations and has more than 30 years of experience as a leading health policy advocate. He has helped lead TFAH's efforts…