The Allegheny County Home Visiting Network Get Ahead of Lead Seminar, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will impart invaluable knowledge, understanding, and resources related to childhood lead issues. Attendees will learn about the new Universal Blood Testing Regulation (Article XXIII), the health impacts of lead in target populations, community resources that support safe and healthy environments, and lead remediation. Participants will learn how to talk with parents about difficult subjects and the importance of early intervention.
Sessions will include:
- Opening Remarks – Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director – Allegheny County Health Department
- Your Health Department’s Approach to Lead
- Article XXIII…Universal Blood Testing Regulation
- Addressing Disparities in Lead
- Health Impact of Lead in Target Populations
- Community Resources and Lead Remediation
- Resource Fair
- Talking to Parents about the Importance of Early Intervention
At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- discuss three (3) ways lead exposure impacts the health of pregnant women, infants, and children;
- describe lead prevention and treatment more effectively to families;
- communicate to parents the benefits of early intervention services when children have been affected by elevated lead levels; and
- list community resources available to help families identify lead in their homes.
This seminar is appropriate for Home Visiting Program staff, social workers, nurses, early intervention specialists, and early childhood providers serving families with young children age 0-6 years. School nurses and other community health professionals are welcome.
Logistical Information and Final Registration:
- A traditional continental breakfast will be provided.
- Lunch is on your own.
- Free parking is available at the DoubleTree.
- Registration is not considered final until payment has been received. Fee $45.00
- Payment information will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Continuing Education Credit:
Continuing Education credits for certified public health professionals (CPH-CE), nurses licensed in Pennsylvania, and Act 48 are pending. Social Workers may receive 5 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work. Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) may receive 5 entry level continuing education credits for completion of this seminar. To receive continuing education credits, participants must attend the entire session; partial credit will not be given.
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Registration closing date: 5/28/18