The Healthy Homes Coalition, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, the Grand Rapids NAACP, the Grand Rapids Urban League, and LINC thank you for coming to the March 10 Town Hall Meeting on Childhood Lead Poisoning in Grand Rapids.
The mission of the Healthy Homes Coalition is to improve children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions.
All children will grow up in healthy homes free of environmental hazards, accomplished through policy and advocacy, outreach and education, direct services, and continuous collaboration.
Values and Operating Principles
Leadership - We will be the most trusted and respected resource in children's environmental health.
Health and Wellbeing - We will promote children's potential by ensuring their environmental safety.
Collaboration - We will continuously seek to expand our impact by working with others.
Respect - We will provide culturally sensitive services to all in a way that respects dignity.
Empowering Families - We will use a family-centered approach to provide tools, resources, and knowledge to families.
Environmental Justice - We will seek to promote environmental justice and health equity in all of our actions.
Best Practice - We will use evidence-based and data-driven methods in all our services and efforts.
Integrity - We will be above reproach in all our personal and professional relationships.
Visibility - We will be first in mind for those seeking to improve children's environmental health.
Sustainability - We will continuously learn and be proactive in regards to people, planet, and profit.
Did You Know...
In the U.S., asthma results in 1.8 million emergency room visits, 497,000 hospitalizations, and 4,000 deaths each year.
The number of children lead poisoned in Kent County and Grand Rapids rose for the first time in more than 15 years in 2015. In 2014, there were 470 children 0-5 years of age in Kent County with elevated blood lead levels ≥5.0 ug/dL. In 2015, that number rose to 610 children.
Join us on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30pm at 341 Hall SE (LINC Gallery) as we take action with Mount Moriah Baptist Church, the Grand Rapids NAACP, the Grand Rapids Urban League, and LINC by hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Childhood Lead Poisoning in Grand Rapids.