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We are proud to offer presentations for parents, members of the community, and community partner organizations. Our presentations help Nevadans identify household health hazards and implement strategies to reduce health risks to children.
NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, presentations are only offered virtually (via webinar). Please book your presentation with us at least 2 weeks in advance. Presentation times and materials covered can be tailored to the needs of the audience. Presentation outlines are available for download as a PDF.
Maintaining a Healthier and Safer Home: Practical Steps for Families with Young Children
A Healthy Homes presentation on health risks in the home including pests, pesticides, asthma triggers, and unintentional injuries.
Childhood Lead Poisoning 101: From Sources to Steps to Reduce Exposure
This workshop will inform families, service providers, and community partners about lead poisoning prevention.
Lead exposure is entirely preventable, but today lead can still be found in our homes, and in items, we bring into our homes. Children under 6 years old are most susceptible to adverse health outcomes from lead exposure such as permanent cognitive impairment, behavioral issues, and reduced impulse control. These outcomes result in downstream consequences such as lower academic test scores, high school dropout, and conduct problems.
During this presentation, you will learn about the dangers of lead, ways children can be exposed, which populations are most at risk for lead poisoning, and steps you can take to prevent another generation of children from growing up exposed to lead.
- Describe the effects of lead exposure
- Recognize which communities tend to have higher blood lead levels
- Identify potential sources of lead exposure
- Describe the importance of getting a lead test
- List ways to reduce lead exposure
Outline of Presentation
- The problem of lead exposure
- Primary sources of lead exposure
- How does lead enter the body?
- Risk levels for children
- Lead exposure in pregnant and lactating women
- The short- and long-term impacts of lead poisoning
- Hobbies and professions with risk of lead exposure
- Blood Lead Testing
- Three methods to address lead poisoning
- What can you do to protect children?
- Intended audiences: the general public; parents; family engagement centers, maternal and child health programs, early childhood education professionals; WIC staff programs; daycare centers; college students, especially those in nursing and social work; and health care professionals.
- Presentation lengths: 15, 30, 60, 90 minutes