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October 2016

  • Our second newsletter is here! Lead for Healthcare Providers - Fall 2016
  • A grant from the Wilson Community Foundation allowed the WNY Lead Poisoning Resource Center to offer a blood testing at Rochester Head Start centers for young children attending Head Start and their siblings. The testing events occurred at eight Head Start centers in Rochester from mid-Sept to mid-Nov. UR Medicine Labs sent phlebotomists for the testing events.  Six of the Head Start centers are operated by Action for a Better Community, one by Ibero-American Action League, and one by Volunteers of America.

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November/December 2015

  • The Lead Storyboard visited all eight Wayne County Head Start locations to help educate families about lead poisoning prevention.

October 2015

  • Lena the Lion gave out coloring books for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week at AC-6 and Golisano Children's Hospital's trick or treat for children in the hospital.

August 2015

  • Lead Storyboard at Baby Cafe Grand Opening on Aug 7th, Doemann Library, Bath NY and Wayne County Fair, Palmyra NY, August 10-15.

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

  • On March 4th, Dr. Schaffer presented at the NYS Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Council meeting in Albany. The Council is mandated by Section 1370-b of the NYS Laws of 1992. Its purpose is to review current childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts on the part of the New York State Department of Health and discuss future strategies to reduce or eliminate the risk of lead hazard exposure. View a video of the meeting
  • At this meeting New York State also released the following statewide data:

November 2014

  • Dan Telvock of Buffalo's Investigative Post interviews Dr. Schaffer in this three-part series on lead paint contamination in Buffalo (see Part 1Part 2, and Part 3)

July 2014

  • Facebook page launched! Like us for updates on lead’s health effects and how to prevent exposure.

June 2014

April 2014

  • Dr. Schaffer, Dr. Byron Kennedy, and Elizabeth McDade speak about 2013 Monroe County Blood Lead Levels (see Part 1 and Part 2)
  • WXXI’s Need to Know Rochester features lead poisoning including interviews with Dr. Stanley Schaffer, Director of the WNY Lead Poisoning Resource Center and Deborah Solomon, Assistant Principal at RCSD School #10. (at 0:50-11:10 on the video)

March 2014

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