2:00 PM14:00

Public Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Amending the Rules and Regulations for Lead Poisoning Prevention

  • Rhode Island Department of Health Auditorium (Cannon Building Lower Level) (map)
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The Department of Health is holding a public meeting to discuss its plans to amend the Rules and Regulations for Lead Poisoning Prevention. The amendment will pave the way towards implementing the RI Lead Poisoning Prevention Act. Make sure your voice is heard: read about the proposed changes in our "News" tab, and come to the Department of Health Office on Monday, January 23 at 2pm to voice your comments. If you can't make it, feel free to also send comments on the amendment to Cheryl LeClair (3 Capitol Hill, Room 209, Providence, RI, 02908, cheryl.leclair@health.ri.gov) by Wednesday, January 25th. Hope to see you there! Call (401)-222-5942 at least 3 business days in advance to arrange any necessary accommodations for the meeting such as interpreters and captioners.

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6:30 PM18:30

Brown University Panel: Flint Michigan

Join us for a discussion of the lead poisoning in Flint, MI with GHHI Outcome Broker Betsy Stubblefield Loucks on a panel of Brown experts on environmental hazards, water quality, and social justice:

Elizabeth Hoover: Elizabeth Hoover is Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies, and teaches courses on environmental health and justice in Native communities, indigenous food movements, Native American museum curation, and community engaged research.

Amanda Boston: A PhD student in the American Studies department. She has a B.A. in Political Science and African and African American Studies and M.A. in Political Science from Duke University. Her research interests include Africana political thought, the social, cultural, and ideological construction of race, the intersection of race, nation, and citizenship and the politics of African American popular culture.

Joe Braun: Dr. Braun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the Program in Public Health. Dr. Braun is interested in studying the patterns, determinants, and health consequences of early life environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women, infants, and children.  He has a special in studying obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism. 


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to Mar 24

Essentials for the Healthy Homes Practitioner

  • CCRI Flanagan Campus, Lecture Hall 1334 (map)
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This two day training course will run 8am-5pm on Wednesday March 23 and Thursday, March 24. Both days are required.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the CCRI cafeteria in the same building.

If you visit homes to provide health or inspection services of any type, you will benefit from the Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course. The training will help you understand the connection between health and housing and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems, which threaten the health and well-­‐being of residents. More information is below. To register, click here, and you'll be taken to our Eventbrite page.

This course has been approved for Continuing Education Credit hours. To view the learning objectives go to: http://www.nchh.org/Training/HealthyHomesTrainingCenter/TrainingCourses/Essentials.aspx

The training complements hazard-specific training in lead-­based paint, radon, mold, pests, and asbestos. It identifies root causes of health problems in a home and links them to seven principles of healthy housing: Keep it dry; Keep it clean; Keep it pest-free; Keep it ventilated; Keep it safe; Keep it contaminant-free; and maintain the house. Course participants will have a better understanding of how to collaborate to make healthy homes a reality in their community. To learn more, please visit the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network website: http://www.nchh.org/Training/National-Healthy-Homes-Training-Center.aspx

CEUs Provided: Public Health Nurses (12.25), Social Workers (13.25), Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian & Certified Environmental Health Technicians (14.0), ASHI Home Inspector (2.0), NACHI Home Inspectors (15.0), Certified Industrial Hygienist & Associate CIH (2.0), Indoor Air Quality Professional & Technicians (15.0), Pest Control Applicator & Registered Technician (2.0).

Participants will learn how to:

-       Identify key health issues related to housing.

-       Reduce moisture, dust allergens, and contaminant sources within the home.

-       Prevent common household injuries.

-       Stay current with the latest research on healthy housing issues.

The Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners course is presented by Rhode Island Housing Lead Safe Program, National Healthy Homes Training Center, and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Rhode Island.

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