Midwest Regional Conference on Lead and Healthy Housing

October 3 & 4, 2017

Embassy Suites St. Louis - Downtown


Midwest Regional Conference Draft Program

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

9:00 a.m.  to 11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session

  • Welcoming remarks
  • Ways to be proactive rather than reactive in  preventing childhood lead poisoning, promoting healthy housing  and reducing asthma incidents

A panel of subject matter experts will discuss a variety of ways that local agencies and advocacy groups can be proactive in the lead poisoning prevention and healthy housing fields.       

  • The 10 Best Bets to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning

A panel of policy makers and local practitioners will examine the policies that federal, state and local officials can implement to prevent lead exposure and give children that have been exposed the greatest opportunities for success.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

General Session

  • Finding EBLs among hard to reach populations, including EBLs from culturally-based lead hazards among immigrant populations
  • Role of GIS mapping to gather data to identify asthma incidents, lead poisoning incidents and unhealthy housing conditions
  • Successful asthma reduction techniques
  • Return on investment of healthy housing interventions

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception and Exhibit Viewing

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Two Concurrent Educational Tracks

Track #1: Educational Track on Lead Poisoning Prevention and Lead Hazard Control

  • Codes information software as an inspection tool in the field
  • Elevated blood lead levels response requirements  in light of the amendments to HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule
  • How local agencies and industry might respond to HUD’s new lead in dust clearance standards

Track #2:  Educational Track on Healthy Housing Issues

  • Lessons learned from Green and Healthy Housing Initiatives in the Midwest Region concerning integrated home interventions
  • Coalition building to implement healthy housing programs
  • Green vs. healthy housing

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

General Session

  • Using outreach and education to be proactive in the fight against childhood lead poisoning
  • Pest control  practices to reduce asthma triggers  
  • Wrap up session


Networking Opportunities

Throughout the two days, attendees will have several opportunities to meet with colleagues throughout the region to discuss program ideas, ways to deal with problem areas and ways to meet program goals.

Location and Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites St. Louis – Downtown, St. Louis, MO 63101. Phone 314.269.5900. To make a hotel reservation, call the hotel directly and tell reservations that you are attending the Midwestern Regional Lead Conference to receive the conference room rate of $159 single or double.


Registration Information

For those registering between now and September 15, 2017

After September 15th, registrations increase by $25 per person.

For 1 person from an organization $225

For 2 or 3 persons from an organization $200 per person

For 4 or more persons from an organization $175 per person


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