Rochester’s New Lead Law

June 25, 2008 at 8:19 am Leave a comment

Dr Katrina Smith Korfmacher recently published an article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice  on Rochester’s Lead Law and the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning.

Abstract:  In December 2005, the City Council of Rochester, New York, passed an amendment to its municipal code requiring inspection for and correction of lead hazards. Local lead-poisoning prevention advocates had long recognized the need for stronger lead policy to address Rochester’s high rate of childhood lead poisoning. Between 2000 and 2005, a diverse coalition of educators, healthcare professionals, community members, researchers, government officials, and many others worked to develop a strategy for ending childhood lead poisoning in Rochester by 2010. Their experience in defining the issue, mustering resources, and structuring their decision-making processes is informative for other communities seeking to overcome barriers to improved primary prevention policy.

 

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