Housing & Health

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. We close our series 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 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.

Speaker Bios

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.

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