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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session D 14

Evaluation of Regulatory Approaches to Lead Poisoning Prevention

Description of Session

Elimination of lead poisoning for children under six years is within our reach if we adopt ever more creative approaches to primary prevention efforts. Primary prevention requires that children's environments be made lead-safe before their blood lead levels become elevated. Policy and regulations are some of the best tools we have in this effort. This session examines the enforcement of the one federal regulation we have in lead poisoning prevention, the Lead Disclosure Rule. The panel will discuss the rule and its implementation, surveillance data analysis for strategic targeting, and the evaluation of the process and outcomes of enforcement. Public health as a field can only benefit from increased attention and resources devoted to consistent applied program evaluation. A model for teaching and training the current and emerging public health workforce to use program evaluation will be presented.

Presenter(s) E-mail
Moderator: Mary Jean Brown, ScD, RN

Presenter 1: John Baker, MS

Title of Presentation: Lead Disclosure Rule Enforcement Initiative

Presenter 2: Jerry Curtis, GISP

Title of Presentation: Using Surveillance Data to Target Properties in Lead Disclosure Rule Enforcement Initiative

Presenter 3: Taran Jefferies, ScM

Title of Presentation: Evaluation of the Lead Disclosure Rule Enforcement Initiative


Presenter 4: Yasemin Turkmin, MPH, EdM, MA

Title of Presentation: A Model for Training Public Health Practitioners in Program Evaluation