2019 Midwest Regional Lead and Healthy Housing Conference

October 16 – 17, 2019

Held at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis

Conference Program

Wednesday, October 16

7:30 a.m. – Conference Registration

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Opening General Session on City, State, Federal and Non-Governmental Funding Strategies for Financing Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Housing Programs

Part 1: Funding opportunities available through federal grants and state-based initiatives
Part 2: The latest on lead in drinking water, including EPA grant opportunities
Part 3: Financing structures and mechanisms that can enable private investment from philanthropies, lenders, and others to flow into the remediation of lead in buildings and water service lines

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Provided

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Two Concurrent Educational Tracks

Track #1 on Lead Poisoning Prevention Issues

  • Using an on-line tool to calculate the cost and economic benefits of preventing childhood lead exposure
  • How to construct a successful application for lead hazard control grants
  • Understanding the basics of a good surveillance system, building performance indicators for those characteristics, and taking surveillance data to decide where to take action and how to effect change

Track #2 on Healthy and Safe Housing Issues

  • Identifying and dealing with pollutants other than lead
  • Collaborating with EPA’s Region 5 Environmental Justice Program
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety measures

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Networking Reception and Exhibit Viewing

Thursday, October 17

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Exhibit Viewing with Coffee and Refreshments

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Meeting of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Two Concurrent Educational Tracks

Track #1 on Lead Poisoning Prevention and Lead Hazard Control Issues

  • Comparing HUD’s dust clearance standards vs. EPA’s dust clearance standards
  • How municipalities use housing codes to advance childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy housing initiatives – the Michigan recommendations
  • New and emerging sources of lead poisoning and convincing parents to stop using leaded products and home remedies

Track #2 on Healthy and Safe Housing Issues

  • Workshop on safe and healthy housing inspection and remediation strategies
  • Hoarding: Dealing with health and safety issues

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – General Session on Identifying Community Resources and Collaborating Opportunities to Advance Lead Poisoning Prevention and Address Unsafe and Unhealthy Housing Problems

  • Expanding the healthy homes workforce: finding the right partners, strategies and funding
  • Working with Community: Coalition Building Strategies
  • Using mass media and social media to reach at-risk populations

4:30 p.m. – Conference Adjournment

Time Remaining Until Rates Increase

Location and Hotel Information

Drury Plaza Hotel, 9625 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis

The conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel, 9625 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 4 6290. To make hotel reservations, call the hotel at 317.587.2701 and tell reservations that you are attending the Lead and Healthy Housing Conference to receive the conference room rate of $149.00 for single or double.

The Group Reservations Number is 2371309

You can also make reservations online by using this link

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Registration Information


For those registering between August 31 and September 30, 2019:
For 1 person from an organization $175
For 2 or 3 persons from an organization $160 per person
For 4 or more persons from an organization $145 per person

Conferences Designed to Help Program Managers

As a program manager – new or old – you are not alone. The trials and tribulations that you face have been dealt with by others. The conferences provide you with answers and insights based on the successful experiences of other grant managers through technical assistance workshops and educational sessions.

Also of great value is the opportunity you’ll have to network with fellow managers and program staff from throughout the country.

Ways You’ll Benefit by Attending


in interactive training programs that are excellent learning and technical assistance sessions


new ideas and approaches to meeting program objectives


with those in the know and those who you want to know


home hundreds of new ideas


in problem-solving, thought-provoking discussions


products, technologies and educational materials


successful techniques for increasing screening rates among at-risk populations; for undertaking housing-based primary prevention programs; for conducting public education and community outreach programs; for expanding from lead hazard control to Healthy Homes programs, for conducting integrated pest management and bed bug eradication programs; for conducing healthy housing inspections and remediation; for providing lead poisoning prevention and healthy housing information to refugee families; for creating an environmental health collaborative; and, for improving and streamlining grant management procedures.

Help You Meet the Challenges

Environmental health practitioners, health educators, environmental hazard remediation professionals, and building operators face growing challenges. From tight budgets to issues of political and public support to determining appropriate work practices and to questions of environmental science, they all face mounting concerns of how to effectively operate and sustain programs, projects and businesses. The main purpose of the conferences is to help attendees explore solutions to the challenges that are encountered each day in efforts to implement success programs.

Plenty of Time to Network and Establish Professional and Business Relationships

The conferences provide a perfect setting for environmental health practitioners, local and state government officials and industry practitioners to meet, exchange ideas and establish working relationships with one another.

Learning from each other and renewing acquaintances are true benefits of participating in the Lead and Healthy Housing Conferences.

Who Should Attend?

The conferences bring together professionals from health, housing, community development, community groups, advocacy organizations, the lead industry, real estate firms, and residential and commercial facilities to explore ways to undertake programs and projects designed to prevent incidents of lead poisoning, eliminate indoor environmental hazards, and create healthy living and working environments.

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