All HUD employees are invited to attend training on HUD's implementation of the Lead Safe Housing Rule on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM in the HUD Headquarters Cafeteria. The training will summarize how HUD programs are implementing the Lead Safe Housing Rule to contribute to the federal goal of eradicating childhood lead poisoning by the year 2010. The training will be televised via satellite and webcast.
HUD has also invited representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to describe their strategies for helping achieve this important goal.
The St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre will present the play "Jimmy is Getting Better," which describes the effects of lead poisoning on a young boy, his family and his community, and examines how it could have been prevented. HUD's three largest program offices - Public and Indian Housing, Community Planning and Development, and Housing - will discuss how each will implement the Lead Safe Housing Rule.
In addition to HUD Field staff participating in this training, the EPA and CDC have invited their field staffs. The CDC has also invited 3,100 state and local health departments to take part from our Field Offices. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Jonnette Hawkins at (202) 755-1785 x 126.