2020 Learning Collaborative

On Aug. 5, the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy and the Iowa Department of Public Health hosted its fourth annual learning collaborative on childhood lead poisoning prevention to advance lead poisoning prevention through collective impact. The purpose of this learning collaborative was to highlight programs and services throughout Iowa that have been successful in implementing strategies for preventing childhood lead poisoning. The goal was to bring together all partners that are working toward eliminating lead poisoning in Iowa.

If you were unable to join us, or would like to revisit the materials, please use the buttons below to watch the recording and access the slides. If you have any questions about the event, please contact IPHPRP at cph-iphprp@uiowa.edu.

Brenda Music

Parent Advocate, Founder of Iowa Parents Against Lead Poisoning

Brenda Music is the mother of a seriously lead poisoned child and joins us today to share her
story and her experiences over the past 17 years and her son’s lifelong legacy of dealing with
lasting effects of lead poisoning. Brenda Music’s story is similar to other families who encounter
childhood lead poisoning, but unlike other families, the Music’s made it their mission to
advocate for more lead poisoning prevention funding and to provide a support network for
families looking for answers.


9:00am – 9:30am Welcome & Overview– Vickie Miene, Alexa Andrews, Kevin Officer

9:30am – 10:30am Iowa Parents Against Lead – Brenda Music

10:30am – 10:40am Break

10:40am – 11:25pm Blood Testing Clinical Study – Dr. Jason Kessler, Analisa Pearson, Kevin Officer

11:25pm – 12:00pm Morning Wrap-up Activity – Vickie Miene, Alexa Andrews, Kevin Officer

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm – 1:45pm Making the Connection Between Housing, Hazards, and Health – Jerry Freese

1:45pm – 2:30pm Improving Prevention, Early Screening and Detection of Childhood Lead Poisoning in Primary Care Offices – Temitope Awelewa, MBChB, MPH

2:30pm – 2:40pm Break

2:40pm – 3:25pm The Impacts of COVID-19 on Lead Poisoning Prevention – Rossany Brugger

3:25pm – 4:00pm Discussion and Wrap-Up – Vickie Miene, Alexa Andrews, Kevin Officer