2024 National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference

August 20 – 22, 2024

The DeSoto Savannah
Savannah, GA

The National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference provides an opportunity to examine programs and regulatory issues and their impact on successfully carrying out lead poisoning prevention, lead inspection, abatement and healthy housing programs at the local level. National experts will discuss new laws and regulations, and will share ideas from throughout the country that others might consider adopting. It’s an excellent information gathering and networking opportunity for public health and housing officials, HUD grantees, health educators and advocates. and inspectors, risk assessors and abatement practitioners.

With program participation by municipal, state and federal officials and program directors, the conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand of new and proposed regulations, and to examine successful strategies in carrying out lead and healthy housing programs.

All in all, the conference provides a unique opportunity for health and housing officials, health advocates, and lead service companies to come together to gain knowledge, exchange ideas and network with one another.


Supporting Organizations

  • Lead and Environmental Hazards Association
  • Georgia Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • North Carolina Department of Public Health
  • South Carolina Department of Public Health

Need CEUs?

The conference program has been approved for up to 20 CEUs by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). If you would like to receive the CEUs, send an email to weilcm2@verizon.net upon the completion of the conference.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Exhibit space is limited. If you are interested in exhibiting, please send an email to Steve Weil at weilcm2@verizon.net. We will contact you with exhibiting information and schedule that will include set-up and tear-down times, exhibit viewing times and costs.

Conference Program

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

7:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. — On-site registration

8:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. – Three concurrent pre-conference workshops

Workshop #1 — Achieving grant success by implementing lead effective procedures and green technologies for cost-effective remediation of lead contaminated soils.

Workshop #2 — Addressing and remediating home-based environmental health and safety hazards – A Myths, Mysteries and Mistakes presentation.

Workshop #3 — Social Marketing and Healthy Homes: Skills for Influencing Behavior Change

9:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. — Tech Talks (location)

Representatives from various companies will discuss product and laboratory technologies used in identifying lead hazards and achieving the clearance of lead hazard remediation projects.(location)

Part 1: Fluoro-Spec Inc., East Setauket, NY

Part 2: Sci-Aps Inc., Woburn, MA

Part 3: Viken Detection, Burlington, MA

Part 4: Environmental Hazards Services, Richmond, VA

Part 5: Community Revitalization Training Center, Columbus, OH

11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. — Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. — Opening General Session

Part 1 — Welcoming remarks

Part 2 — Input from the attendees on how the conference can address their interests and needs.

Part 3 — Panel of federal agency representatives from HUD, CDC and EPA with each person presenting their agency’s current issues and plans for the near future, followed by a Q&A session.

Part 4 — Panel of state and local officials on using American Rescue Plan Act funding and other resources for lead and healthy housing programs.

Part 5 — Discussion of HUD’s proposed formula system for allocating Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Grants.

Part 6 — Demonstration of outreach and education program.

5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. — Networking Reception and Exhibit Viewing


Wednesday, August 21, 2024

7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. — Special Q&A and troubleshooting session for HUD grantees and persons interested in the grant opportunities

8:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. — Two Concurrent Educational Tracks

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

Part 1: “Beyond Paint and Gasoline”: Exploring Non-Conventional Routes of Lead Poisoning including foods, spices, products and take-home lead.

Parts 2 and 3: Examining EPA’s lead in dust hazard standards and post-abatement clearance standards and how changes to the new levels may affect laboratory analysis.

Part 4: Integrative Lead Screening Practices: Utilizing WIC to initiate the lead screening process.

Educational Track #2 on Healthy and Safe Housing Issues

Part 1: Engaging local code officials in supporting lead and healthy housing programs.

Part 2: Successful outcomes when “blending” federal, state and local funds in lead and healthy housing projects.

Part 3: A model for rural communities: Mississippi’s Zero Lead and Healthy Housing project.

Part 4: Supporting Rural Healthy Housing.

12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. — Buffet Lunch Provided

1:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Two Concurrent Educational Tracks Continued

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

Part 1: Collaborating with the American Academy of Pediatrics to have a state chapter assume the cost of physician and medical professional training needs related to lead testing.

Part 2: Establishing Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs and Lead-Free Community Initiatives among USAPI Territories and Freely Associated States.

Part 3: EPA’s Local Lead Action Plan.

Part 4: Bright futures begin lead-free: Join CDC, EPA and HUD for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2024.

Educational Track #2 on Healthy and Safe Housing Issues

Part 1: Rightsizing to age in place: educational outreach programs to help people reduce clutter in their homes.

Part 2: Mold — Worst Case Scenarios.

Part 3: Low-cost approaches to controlling bed bugs.

Part 4: Building Stronger Communities: Collaborative Approaches to Lead Poisoning Prevention and Sustainable Housing.


Thursday, August 22, 2024

Two Concurrent Educational Tracks Continued

8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. – Educational Track #1 on Lead Poisoning Prevention and Lead Hazard Control Issues

Part 1: From face-to-face to Facebook: Strategies for community involvement in lead exposure research.

Part 2: Improving household lead risk prediction by curating data from county, state and federal sources.

Part 3: Comparison of the Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program and the HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Program in Michigan.

Part 4: Interface between public health’s lead-based paint work and lead in drinking water.

Part 5: Messages from parents of lead poisoned children.

8:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. – Educational Track #2 on Healthy and Safe Housing Issues

Part 1: Healthy housing messaging and building a local coalition.

Part 2: Promising practices for local leaders to engage with healthy housing workforce and build capacity.

Part 3: Stump the IAQ Experts

Location and Hotel Information

The DeSoto Savannah

15 E Liberty, Savannah, GA 31401

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Hotel Location

15 E Liberty, Savannah, GA 31401

Perfectly located in the heart of the Historic District, The DeSoto is only a short stroll away from Savannah’s celebrated squares, art museums, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and the city’s largest green space, Forsyth Park. The DeSoto is located just 14 miles from Savannah International Airport.


Registration Information

For 1 person from an organization
Regular Rate: $290
LEHA Member Rate: $270
HUD Grantees Rate: $270

For 2 or 3 persons from an organization
Regular Rate: $270 per person
LEHA Member Rate: $250
HUD Grantees Rate: $250

For 4 or more persons from an organization
Regular Rate: $250per person
LEHA Member Rate: $230
HUD Grantees Rate: $230

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 region.

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.

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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