Loyola University Chicago

Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities

Agenda & Presentations

The State of the City and County: An Issue Briefing on Lead Poisoning in Chicago and Cook County

April 4, 2016

8:30 -
9:00 a.m. 
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 -
9:10 a.m.
Welcome 
Katherine Kaufka Walts, Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children, Loyola University Chicago. Video Recording.
Anita Weinberg, Director, Loyola University Chicago. Video Recording.
9:10 -
9:15 a.m.
Introductory Comments
Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems. Video Recording.
9:15 -
9:35 a.m.
Why Care About Lead Poisoning and Where Does It Come From
Dr. Helen Binns, Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Video Recording.
9:35 -
10:15 a.m.
The Landscape in Chicago and Cook County
Dr. Cort Lohff, Medical Director, Environmental Health, Chicago Department of Public Health
Deanna Durica, Director, Lead Poisoning and Healthy Homes Unit, Cook County Department of Public Health
10:15-
10:25 a.m.
Break
10:25-
11:10 a.m.
Current Responses – Practice, Policy, and the Law
Dr. Cort Lohff, Medical Director, Environmental Health, Chicago Department of Public Health
LaTrice Porter-Thomas, Environmental Quality Manager, Cook County Department of Public Health
11:10-
11:30 a.m.
What Do We Need to Be Doing – Federal, State and Local Responses
Moderated panel discussion:
Dr. Susan Buchanan, Director, Great Lake Center for Children’s Environmental Health/Region 5 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at the UIC School of Public Health
Dr. David Jacobs, Chief Scientist, National Center for Healthy Housing, Adjunct Associate Professor, UIC School of Public Health
11:30-
11:50 a.m.

Moderator: Dr. Amy Luke, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Director, Institute of Public Health, Loyola University Chicago‌,  Video Recording.
11:50-
11:55 a.m.
Closing Remarks
Dr. Julie Morita, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health‌,  Video Recording.
11:55 a.m. -
noon      
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