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Lead Exposure: From Policy to Prevention
October 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDTFree
This Heinz Awards Conversation features pediatrician and public health advocate, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award for Public Policy. Dr. Hanna-Attisha 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.
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.
Space is limited. Please register by Friday, October 13, 2017.
Food and beverage will be provided.
Limited meter parking is available in the lot behind the Children’s Museum main parking lot. On-street parking is available on Cedar Avenue, as well as E and W North Avenue.
- Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan and Associate Professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- 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