2005 OHIO LEAD AWARENESS WEEK INITIATIVE - July 17-23

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/06/2005 - 01:09.

The Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council is pleased to announce an important statewide lead awareness week in July, which offers an opportunity to blend awareness of the harm of lead to children with the importance of investing in education. Read on:

Cleveland Department of Public Health
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

2005 OHIO LEAD AWARENESS WEEK INITIATIVE - July 17-23
Jackie Knox Kelly, Coordinator-216-664-2480, jkelly@city/cleveland.oh.us

STATEWIDE THEME: IT'S THE LAW:

  • Test children for lead
  • Make homes lead safe

PROJECT SUMMARY UPDATE 6/22/05: Lead-Safe Neighborhood Sweep is a neighborhood lead awareness and education campaign. Four neighborhoods with high numbers of children with elevated lead levels and a high percentage of homes with potential lead hazards will be identified for a door-to-door campaign. The streets selected will be in the Mt. Pleasant/Kinsman, Detroit Shoreway, St. Clair Superior and Glenville neighborhoods and the northeast portion of East Cleveland.

Lead Week Activity Schedule

  1. Mt. Pleasant/Kinsman Area:
    Monday, July 18, 2005, 5-9 PM

The Information Center/staging area, where HealthMobile, will be located in the parking lot at Zelma George Recreation Center, 3165 Martin Luther King Blvd. Door-to-Door Canvassing will take place on streets to be determined.

  • Detroit Shoreway Area:
    Friday, July 22, 2005, 5-9 PM

    Information Center/Staging Area: Michael Zone Recreation Center & Park, 6301 Lorain Ave. Door-to-Door Canvassing will take place on streets to be determined.

  • Glenville/St. Clair Superior/East Cleveland Areas
    Sunday, July 24, 2005, 10:30 am – 2:30 PM

    Information Center/Staging Area: St. Phillips Neri Catholic Church 799 E. 82nd St.

  • Door-to-Door Canvassing will take place on the following streets:

    • Staging Area/Information Center/Screening Station
    • The Health Mobile or a tent on a vacant lot will be used as a staging area to screen children on walk-up basis, distribute educational literature, incentives and healthy snacks.
    • Door to Door Sweep: Door-to-Door teams will consist of at least 3 people including a risk assessor, educator and a nurse or phlebotomist. Participants will include health department staff and outreach workers from community partners. Working on T-shirts for outreach participants.
    1. Educators/Outreach Participants: pass out literature, hand out free cleaning kits, talk to residents and identify children who may be exposed to lead.
    2. Registered sanitarians and licensed risk assessors: conduct visual risk assessments on the exterior of homes and write up recommendation for correcting lead hazards
    3. Phlebotomists/Nurses: conduct blood draw for lead test.
    • Additional Screening: Lead testing will be conducted on board the Health Mobile (Mobile Medical Unit) which will be stationed at a staging area in each neighborhood.

    Participants/Community Partners:

    • African American Women’s Agenda
    • Buckeye Area Development Corporation
    • Christian Family Outreach Center
    • Cleveland Communities Organized Against Lead
    • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
    • Cleveland Tenants Organization
    • Environmental Health Watch
    • Commission on Catholic Community Actio
    • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
    • Detroit Shoreway Development Corporation
    • Environmental Health Watch
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation
    • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
    • Mt. Pleasant Now Development Corporation
    • Northeastern Neighborhood Development Corporation
    • St. Vincent Charity Hospital
    • Union Miles Development Corporation
    • University Settlement

    Incentives:

    • Free cleaning kits and/or free door mats
    • Healthy snacks
    • Kiddy bags/give-aways

    Media Plan-Tamara McBride and Sandy Wood

    • Posters, Flyers, Proclamation from Governor Taft, Mayor Campbell, County Officials
    • Press Release & News Conference
    • Staged kickoff with Mayor & Council Members
    • Radio PSAs