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Announcing CDC Public Health Grand Rounds Feb. 12, 2019

Join us for Public Health Grand Rounds, “A Renewed Commitment to Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure in the post-Flint Era,” on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Attend in person or watch via live webcast from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Open captions are provided.

Over the past 40 years, exposure to lead has declined in the United States. However, millions are still being exposed in their homes and environment. Lead exposure can seriously harm a child’s health and there is no safe blood lead level in children. Yet more than 500,000 children in the United States have elevated blood lead levels.

Lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, and it frequently goes unrecognized. Thousands of cities across the nation have significant lead hazards. The Flint, MI water crisis highlighted the problem of lead exposure as a public health, environmental, and economic development issue.

Join us to hear how we can prevent childhood lead exposure by focusing on lead elimination and building federal and private-public partnerships.

Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

“A Renewed Commitment to Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure in the post-Flint Era”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Global Communications Center (Building 19)

Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium

Presented by:

Dr. Adrienne Ettinger, ScD, MPH, MS


Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Health Tracking Branch

National Center for Environmental Health, CDC

“Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning”


Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Public Health Initiative

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Human Development

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Division of Public Health

Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital

“Lilly & Flint”


Dr. Patrick Breysse, PhD, CIH


National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC

“Opportunities for Lead Elimination”


Facilitated By:

Dr. John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

Dr. Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

Dr. Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds


For questions about this Grand Rounds topic:
Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.

Our sessions are open to the public:

A live webcast will be available on our website. Open captions are provided. The link will be live five minutes before the presentation. Sessions are posted 3-4 days after each presentation to the On Demand page of our website.

For non-CDC staff who want to attend in person:

Non-CDC staff must have prior security clearance. U.S. citizens must submit a request to the Grand Rounds Team. A U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport) is required.

Non-U.S. citizens must submit their requests 20 days prior to the session to the Grand Rounds Team, and additional information will be required.

Free Continuing Education is available for Grand Rounds Sessions

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for Public Health Grand Rounds sessions, please visit Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) and follow these Nine Simple Steps. To find our courses use the search term “Public Health Grand Rounds”. To receive continuing education you must complete the online seminar evaluation and post-test. Continuing education will be available for up to 2 years and 1 month after the initial session offering.

Target audience: physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, and others.


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

Continuing Education (CE) certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation and posttest. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) CE credits obtained through the TCE Online system will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist you in fulfilling the requirements for your professional licenses and certificates.