FY17 House and Senate sign-on letters for increased funding for lead poisoning prevention
Seventy-five Representatives signed on to Representatives Slaughter and Cicilline’s letter to increase funding for lead poisoning prevention. Click here to see their letter and find out if your Representative signed on this year.
On the Senate side, 24 Senators signed on to Senator Reed’s and/or Senator Shaheen’s letters to increase funding for lead poisoning prevention. Click here to see Senator Reed’s letter and/or click here for Senator Shaheen’s letter and find out if your Senators signed on this year.
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 40 congressional staff and visitors.
NCHH Director of Policy Julie Kruse, Mrs. Erma Taylor, Ms. Kelleigh Eastman, Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, and NCHH Director of Programs and Impact Amanda Reddy at the Capitol.