2020 Greater Nashua Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Conference

by Nicole Viau, Health Promotion & Communication Specialist, City of Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services

During this challenging time, families may be spending more time in their homes as they continue to follow public health recommendations by practicing healthy and safe behaviors. Children in the greater Nashua region may be at higher risk for lead poisoning during the COVID-19 pandemic as over 50% of homes in our region were built before 1978, the year that lead paint was banned.

The Leading Education and Awareness on Lead (L.E.A.D.) in Greater Nashua initiative out of the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS), Greater Nashua Public Health Network, continues to focus their work around increasing blood lead level testing for children younger than age 6 by educating the Greater Nashua community that all children are at risk for lead poisoning and every child should be tested at ages 1 and 2, as well as children ages 3 to 6 who have not previously been tested.

In our efforts to continue to fulfill our mission during this time, we are excited to announce that we have officially rescheduled the 2020 Greater Nashua Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Conference! This year, we invite you to join us for a free half-day, interactive virtual conference on Wednesday, September 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

We invite you to join us as we work to educate and engage our community on the impact of childhood lead poisoning, the importance of childhood blood lead testing, and the next steps we can take to keep our children safe and healthy. We hope this conference will empower the Greater Nashua Region to increase engagement in initiatives and collaborations aimed at preventing childhood lead poisoning in our community.

Following this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of childhood lead poisoning and how it impacts children in our community;
  • Highlight current initiatives related to childhood lead poisoning prevention in the Greater Nashua Region; and
  • Share lead poisoning prevention educational opportunities with partners and community members.

Who should attend? Health Care Providers, Child Care Professionals, Teachers, Special Education Professionals, School Nurses, Realtors, Landlords, Social Service Providers, Caregivers, Community Members, and all those interested in or impacted by childhood lead poisoning. We hope to "see" you there!

To register and view the conference agenda, sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors, please visit our conference website at https://bit.ly/GNLeadPreventionConference. If your organization is interested in having a virtual exhibitor both at this event or if you have any questions, please email Nicole Viau, Health Promotion and Communication Specialist at the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services, at [email protected].

This activity is pending approval to award contact hours by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., an approved provider with distinction of nursing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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