The Health Impact Project is using a health impact assessment framework to examine the health effects of various childhood lead exposure prevention and mitigation strategies. A key part of this process is considering viewpoints from relevant sectors to ensure that recommendations include their perspectives.
To guide this assessment, the project created an advisory committee that includes experts in environmental health, toxicology, early childhood education, economics, housing, health care, and water infrastructure as well as parent advocates. They will offer feedback on the policies to be studied, research methods, and translation of the research into actionable recommendations.
The committee will also help disseminate the results of the final report.
The project has engaged a group of subject matter experts in all facets of lead poisoning prevention and response to provide technical advice on the study and final report. The group helped to determine which policies to include and what research methods to use, and provided input throughout the process.
Subject matter experts will also help to widely disseminate the report.