Lead 101: A partnership with Healthy Homes Coalition of West MI

The Lead 101 Program was developed by the University of Michigan Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center in partnership with the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan to mitigate child lead exposure. The program trained Grand Rapids community volunteers to become peer educators and deliver the program to Grand Rapids families during an in-home visit. The Lead 101 program shared information about lead poisoning, lead screening, potential sources of lead in the home, and methods to mitigate lead exposure. The pilot program is currently being evaluated to assess the impact of the program. This work is being funded by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)-( 2UL1TR000443)

With MCubed funding we have expanded this project to develop reflective supervision supports for Healthy Homes Coalition staff and peer educators to conduct their work with families and to expand our evaluation activities. This work is conducted in collaboration with Simone Charles in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health and Julie Ribaudo at the School of Social Work. (MCUBED ID: Parenting and Lead Mitigation at Home:  Community-Based Education for Parents of Young Children)

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