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Lead Exposure: From Policy to Prevention
10-18-2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This Heinz Awards Conversation features pediatrician and public health advocate, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award for Public Policy.
- Catherine Lobaugh, Assistant Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
- Keith Somers, MD, Children’s Community Pediatrics
- Shannah Tharp-Gilliam, PhD, Director, Office of Research and Evaluation, Homewood Children’s Village
This community conversation is a must for anyone concerned about the health of children in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. This is an ongoing issue of vital importance and this discussion is designed to present important perspectives from key constituencies. We share a responsibility to eliminate lead exposure, to protect our children and improve the well-being of our community.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha, is Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan and Associate Professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She is recognized for stepping forward to expose the presence of elevated lead levels in children residing in Flint; for her work to establish a system of comprehensive care and support for children and families affected by lead exposure; and for her efforts to ignite a renewed nationwide conversation about lead exposure and drinking water safety.
Space is limited. Please register by Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at http://bit.ly/2x3rA97.
Thanks to the generous support of the Heinz Family Foundation, there is no registration fee to attend.