2023 Learning Collaborative

On Aug. 23, 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.

Dr. Alan Woolf, MD, MPH

Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Alan Woolf received his BS degree from Stanford University and an MD degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He earned an MPH in Maternal & Child Health from the University of North Carolina and completed pediatric residency and fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently the Associate Chief Medical Education Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is also Medical Director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and also the Director of its Pediatric Environmental Health Fellowship Training Program. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. Dr. Woolf is a past-president of both the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the American Association of Poison Control Centers. He has contributed over 300 publications of original research, chapters, commentaries, and other scholarly works, and has published extensively on his research into childhood poisonings, toxic reactions to heavy metals, lead poisoning prevention, poison control center functioning, and the contamination of everyday products. This presentation will describe aspects of the epidemiology of childhood lead exposure, cite vulnerable populations and racial/ethnic disparities in childhood lead poisoning, explain the difference between screening and testing, and cite points in the case management of families whose children have elevated blood lead levels. 


8:30am – 9:00am The Current State of Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and How Collective Impact Can Achieve Greater Impact  – Vickie Miene, Alexa Andrews, Kevin Officer

9:00am – 10:00am Aluminum Cookware As a Source of Lead Exposure in the United States/ Working with Community Partners to Identify and Address Lead Exposure Sources – Katie Fellows, Ashley Bullock & Hena Parveen

10:00am – 10:15am Break

10:15am – 12:00pm A Panel Discussion: Lead & Water in Iowa – Carmily Stone, Lyn Jenkins, David Cwiertny

12:00pm – 12:30pm Collaborate to break the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy children – Nancy Van Milligen

12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm – 2:00pm Childhood Lead Poisoning: New Challenges from an Old Adversary – Dr. Alan Woolf

2:00pm – 2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 3:15pm Childhood Lead Poisoning: A Case Report – Tammy Noble & Dr. Dan McCabe

3:15pm – 3:30pm Q&A Discussion Session

3:30pm – 4:00pm Next Steps and Closing Remarks – Vickie Miene, Alexa Andrews, Kevin Officer

CEU Disclosures

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Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy.  The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement: The APHA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s).   

Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Nursing Section Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Health Education (CHES) Statement

Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 6 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

How to Obtain CE Credit
Participants must attend the entire Learning Collaborative and complete the evaluation online in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.  A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to all registered participants who attend the activity that will contain instructions and a personal ID number for access to the system.  All online evaluations must be submitted by 9/23/22 to receive continuing education credit for this activity.