New Senate sign-on letter for the Prevention Fund and CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Senators Reed (D-RI) and Markey (D-MA) have sent a sign-on letter with ten other Senators supporting the Prevention and Public Health Fund highlighting the CDC program. Thanks to these Senators and NSHHC Coalition members who provided stories about CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning program successes to include in the letter!
Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, families impacted by unhealthy housing, and NCHH joined with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter to present at House and Senate Briefings
Former Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Mrs. Erma Taylor, Kelleigh Eastman, and Amanda Reddy, NCHH Director of Programs and Impact presented at House and Senate briefings on July 22, 2015 entitled: “Health and Educational Disparities for Communities of Color: the Secret Culprit.”
Congresswoman Slaughter spoke passionately of the urgent need to address housing as a determinant of health. Kelleigh described how she was lead poisoned as a child and Mrs. Taylor described the impact of home health hazards on her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s asthma. Dr. Elders spoke of the fight to end lead poisoning through prevention, and Amanda Reddy spoke about combating asthma through home services.
Representatives Louise Slaughter, Mike Honda, Raúl Grijalva, and Senator Cory Booker (above) co-hosted the briefings attended by over forty Congressional staff and visitors.
NCHH Policy Director Julie Kruse, Mrs. Erma Taylor, Kelleigh Eastman, Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, and NCHH Director of Programs and Impact Amanda Reddy at the Capitol.