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#Lead2020: Lead-Safe Homes, Healthy Families (Webinar #4)
September 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thanks to a grant from the National Center for Healthy Housing, the Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Richmond City Health District will be conducting a webinar series on lead contamination in homes in August and September, with the assistance of HousingForward Virginia. The goal of these events is to raise awareness about the dangers of lead contamination in homes across the Commonwealth.
The organizers hope to build a coalition that can work together towards fully abating lead from our housing stock and water systems. Panelists will discuss the long-term health impacts, current policy and initiatives to address the problem, and the necessity for additional legal, financial, and structural tools to ensure that lead poisoning becomes a thing of the past.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2pm-3:30pm
Wednesday, August 26th, 2pm-3:30pm
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2pm-3:30pm
Webinar #4: Lead-Free Future: A Call to Action
Wednesday, September 9th, 2pm-3:30pm
Lead-Free Future: A Call to Action
In our final webinar session, we invite you to learn about best practices across the nation in lead hazard control and what needs to change here in Virginia to fully eradicate lead from our homes. On Wednesday, September 9th from 2:00-3:30pm, we will close our session by looking towards the future.
Lead poisoning is preventable, but the challenges lie in finding and measuring the presence of lead. As we have learned in previous sessions, the costs of identification and removal are expensive. But the impacts on health and well-being are even more costly. Experts will discuss the long-term benefits of effective lead hazard control and what new tools are available to us.
While effective tools are necessary, a strong legal foundation is crucial to ensuring that homes are healthy. With new legislation and funding to address a preventable problem, we might finally be able to ensure that Virginia is lead free.
Please join us as we discuss how we can stop home lead poisoning in Virginia and how you can be a part of this initiative.
Jonathan Wilson is the Deputy Director and CFO of the National Center for Healthy Housing. NCHH is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Columbia, MD. NCHH helps to reduce health disparities by translating credible science into tools and catalyzing systems change in low-income communities.
Corwin (Corey) Rhyan, MPP is a Senior Analyst at Altarum Institute, working in the Center for Value in Health Care. His work primarily focuses on studying the economics of the US health sector and topics such as disease prevention, the social determinants of health, and other health spending issues. His prior work has included economic evaluations of childhood lead exposure, opioid addiction, obesity, behavioral health care access, low-value care & waste, and pay-for-success initiatives.
Daryl F. Hayott, Esq. is a Housing Attorney for the Virginia Poverty Law Center, as well as Legal Fellow in the Housing Justice Project of Equal Justice Works. Daryl addresses the legal needs of Central Virginia residents by offering legal representation and education. He also works with legislatures to change and enact laws to help alleviate the meteoric eviction rates of the Commonwealth of Virginia.