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Lead Safe Babies Program Earns Top Honors for Protecting Children’s Health
Release Date: 4/14/2005
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543
Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the National Nursing Centers Consortium’s Lead Safe Babies Program as one of 15 programs nationwide to receive EPA’s first-ever Children’s Environmental Health Excellence award. The award recognizes extraordinary efforts to protect children from environmental health risks.
“The National Nursing Centers Consortium is among the organizations leading the way in protecting youth from environmental hazards,” said Donald S. Welsh, EPA’s mid-Atlantic regional administrator. “This project displays the commitment and dedication needed to protect the health of our children.”
Lead Safe Babies is an educational program of the National Nursing Centers Consortium which is based in Philadelphia. A lead poisoning prevention program, its goal is to protect children’s health during pregnancy and infancy. Since its inception, Lead Safe Babies has reached over 3,500 mothers with babies in the Philadelphia region.
Designed to increase awareness in protecting children from environmental health risks, the Children’s Environmental Health Excellence awards, recognize individuals and groups who have demonstrated leadership and have a track record in children’s environmental health. The recipients will be formally honored in Washington, D.C. on April 21.