DPH: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

 
Local Health Department Sponosored Events
 
Bridgeport:
  • 10/24/2013 food day and healthy homes event encouraging hand washing in children and consumption of iron rich foods to prevent lead poisoning. The event will also highlight the release of a video at 1pm at Margaret Morton Government center then (weather permitting) kids will go outside to hear a rapper perform his original piece from that video for us.  Information and materials will be provided to children for them to take home to their parents.
Bristol-Burlington:
  • School libraries will be conducting a reading of the storybook Henry and Fred Learn About Lead to all Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade classes.
    • The Pre-K student will take home a brochure about staying safe from lead.
    • The first graders will take home an activity book with messages about staying safe from lead.
    • A letter will be sent home to parents about lead poisoning prevention along with activities for their children.
    • A bi-lingual flyer about lead poisoning prevention will be sent home to parents
  • Head Start programs and Community Pre-Schools will be reading Henry and Fred Learn About Lead to their students
  • The Bristol Public Library will read Henry and Fred Learn About Lead throughout Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • A lead poisoning prevention educational board will be displayed at the public library and the health district office
East Shore Health District:
  • Article on The most preventable environmental disease among young children was posted on three local Patch sites.
  • Posted educational information on Facebook.
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Hartford:
  • Lead Poisoning prevention materials will be discussed and distributed:
    • Monday, October 21, (10:30am to Noon) at Catholic Charity Refugees English class
    • Tuesday, October 22, (6:30pm to 8:00pm) at Marshal House the Parent Group Session
    • Wednesday, October 23, (1:00pm to 4:00pm) at City Hall front of Tax Collector Office, 550 Main St, Hartford
    • Thursday, October 24, (9:00 A.M. to Noon) at Star Hardware store, 2995 Main St, Hartford
  • Friday, October 25, (3:00-4:30pm) Reading the book of Henry & Fred Learn about Lead to the pre-k and kindergarten class room at a local school
At all of these events we will be providing lead education awareness and materials along with some give a ways, such as water bottles, back packs, coloring books, crayons, sponges, pencils, pens and paint brush. {Meriden}
 
Meriden:
  • A free lunch bag with a "Lead Free Kids" logo will be provided to every child that comes into the Meriden Health Clinic, located at 165 Miller St, Meriden, for a lead screening on Monday October 21st or Wednesday October 23rd between 8:00am – 4:30pm. Appointments can be made by calling (203) 630-4234.

  • Meriden Health Department posted educational information on Facebook.

Naugatuck Valley Health District:

  • Conduct a reading of Henry and Fred Learn About Lead story book to a day care facility in Seymour CT. A coloring book about lead poisoning prevention will be given to each child, the children will demonstrate washing their hands, and lead poisoning prevention fact sheets will go home in the kid’s back-packs for the parents! A copy of the Henry and Fred Learn About Lead
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week was highlighted in Naugatuck Valley's October 2013   E-Bulletin
New Britain:
  • Lead poisoning prevention information will be displayed at the New Britain Public Library.

New Haven:

  • Conduct a reading of Henry and Fred Learn About Lead story book to various schools in New Haven
  • Conduct a coloring contest and then make a calendar of the winners 
  • An educational display table will be set-up in the lobby of the health department with fun giveaways and fresh fruit
Stamford:
  • Day Laborers site visit with the medical mobile van on Monday and Wednesday; October 20th & 22nd, 2013 (6:00 a.m.-12 noon) to the day laborers.
  • Health Department Lobby Bulletin Board will feature National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Information Table in the Stamford Government Lobby throughout the week from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m
Stratford:
  • 10/5/2013 – 10 am to 4 pm Stratford Day at Beardsley Zoo
  • 10/19/2013 – 1 pm to 5 pm Great Pumpkin Festival
Trumbull Monroe Health District:
  • Lead poisoning prevention materials will be provided to local hardware stores.  The material will be used for displays and to hand out to customers at the registers. 
  • A lead poisoning prevention display will be placed in the lobby of the health district where residents can obtain lead poisoning prevention information.
Uncas Health District:
  • Patrick McCormack, Director of Health for the Uncas Health District, read Henry and Fred Learn About Lead, during the children’s story class at Otis Library in Norwich on Tuesday October 15th as part of Lead Poisoning Prevention week. Coloring books, crayons and a Henry and Fred activity book was distributed to the children along with  lead poisoning prevention information for parents.
  • A large preschool will also be visited and each class will be read the story of Henry and Fred Learn About Lead
  • The Uncas Health District posted about their Lead Posioning Prevention activites on Facebook {Uncas FB}
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Wallingford:
  • On September 21, 2013, the Wallingford Health Department participated in the Wallingford YMCA Family Day. Lead Poisoning Prevention information was distributed and a winner was drawn to receive a Sesame Street, Lead Away DVD.
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Waterbury:
  • Conduct a reading of Henry and Fred Learn About Lead story book to an elementary school Kindergarten through 2nd Grade classes in Waterbury.
West Haven:
  • Mayor John M. Picard will be reading Henry and Fred Learn About Lead to West Haven 2nd and 3rd graders

  • Information pertaining to lead clean work practices when handling and maintaining firearms was provided to the chief training officer at the West Haven Police Department

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