Advocacy Goals 2023
Goals for 2023
Expand Child Lead Testing
Cleveland Health Department deploy mobile van to child care centers and child serving organizations.
Demonstrate child testing at Community Events.
Complete study of barriers to child lead testing with recommendations sponsored by Thriving Earth Exchange and the University of Arizona.
Advocate for Ohio Department of Health rules in support of universal testing and uniform response at 3.5 mg/dl and above.
Create public information on lead safe housing.
Advocate for tickets and court referrals for certificate non compliance.
Promote awareness of RRP requirements.
All properties with Lead Hazard Control Order in court. Appoint receivers or order demolition if lead orders are not feasible.
Continue replacement of lead service lines and water fixtures in child care centers and schools.
Monitor lead service line replacement at child care and educational institutions.
Promote lead fixture testing and replacement at child care and educational institutions.
Open Meeting, Open Data
All lead related advisory panels hold regular public meetings, establish a charter/Bylaws, and post minutes and videos of past meetings.
Public records of lead safe housing addresses available online and by request.
Promote Federal Lead Safe Housing for Kids Act
Reintroduction of LSHKA in House and Senate.
Research public housing compliance with HUD LSHR.
Expand Lead Safety Awareness at County Government and Suburban Municipalities.
Advocate for adoption of a County agenda for lead safe housing and testing.
Provide briefings on lead safety to suburban public officials.
Advocate for a resumption of in-school testing.
Request reports on lead fixtures and service lines.
Support Households to combat lead poisoning and lead hazards
Provide DIY lead testing tools to at risk families.
Establish financial support for relocation of families at risk.
Identify legal services for at risk families.
Create homesearch tools for families at risk.
Research emerging issues including Smokestack, AvGas, Brownfields development, and Highway renovation.
Increase public awareness of lead risks from industrial or commercial sources outside the home.
Expand opportunities for civic engagement by activists and at risk families
Volunteer training sessions.
Civic engagement at tabling events: voter registration, petition signing.