Poisoning Prevention: A Call to Action Task Force Education and
Outreach Subcommittee Meeting, October 21, 2003
Present: Margaret Sauser (United Parents Against Lead of Michigan);
Nancy Pattison (Prism Pediatrics); Paulette Smith (Michigan State
Housing Development Authority); Amani Younis (Arab American and
Chaldean Council); John Clay (Dearborn Public Schools); Rosene Cobbs (MSU
Extension); Gwen Franklin, Marlene Swift (City of Detroit Health
Department); Kim Kelley-Sutter (Saginaw County Health Department); Deb
Canja (Bridges 4 Kids); Don Kuchnicki (Michigan Works! Association);
Jennifer Acevedo, Patricia Lawton (Department of Environmental
Quality); Deborah Hall-Turner (The Wellness Plan); Amy Miller (MDCH/Health
Promotions and Publications); Stephanie Cole (Kalamazoo County Human
Services Department); Sue Charette (Healthy Homes=Healthy Kids); Jane
Schneider (District #10 Health Department)
Staff: Michele Borgialli (MDCH/LHRP); Yasmina Bouraoui (MDCH/CLPPP)
I Welcome and Introductions
Members introduced themselves. There were several new members to the
group this month.
II General Task Force Meeting Briefing
Several members, who were at the general Task Force meeting, provided
an update on what transpired at the meeting. Most of the meeting was
dedicated to subcommittee updates. Rosene Cobbs from Michigan State
University was the Education/Outreach subcommittee representative and
deserves special recognition for her time spent on preparing for and
presenting at the meeting. Michele Borgialli will be sending out the
PowerPoint presentation that was provided that day via email.
Michele Borgialli provided the recommendation parameters that Dr.
Kimberlydawn Wisdom and the Michigan Public Health Institute staff
highlighted at the Task Force meeting. They also requested that each
subcommittee provide up to 5 recommendations in a priority order. The
parameters mentioned at the Task Force meeting were:
Cost - initial/ongoing
Impact - what will change?
Lasting - will it change the way we are presently doing business?
Feasible - ease of implementation
Is it primary prevention of lead poisoning?
Does it create efficiency?
Does it create public/private partnerships?
Does it reach children at highest risk?
In addition six draft bills were mentioned that Task Force members
were encouraged to review and comment on. All but one were sponsored
by the House and Senate. The House bill numbers were: 4443, 5115,
5116, 5117, 5118, 5119. Curtis Curtel, Legislative Office - 241-1939
should be contacted with comments about these bills.
III Other Items for our Subcommittee - Information and Discussion
The following topics were discussed at this time: Great Start, Great
Finish Campaign; Story Board - My Home, My Kids, and My Choice; Case
Studies in Environmental Medicine - Lead Toxicity; Lead-Safe America
Campaign - Tool Kit; Lead Poisoning’s Impact on Education of Michigan
Children - MLSP.
Yasmina Bouraoui provided the members with an update of the MSU lead
screening tool project. Much discussion surrounded this topic and
how the information could best be used by providers. Michele Borgialli will email this
site to all members.
IV Format for Today’s Activities - Expected Outcome: Our 6 top
Due to the fact that time was running short and recommendations were
due back to the Task Force before December, the members did not break
out into workgroups. As an outcome of the September meeting, the
subcommittee had 21 recommendations, which needed to be reduced to
five by December. This was an arduous task, but the members worked
hard toward achieving this goal! Current recommendations were shared
by the workgroup chairs, additional ideas were brainstormed to add to
these recommendations. The members worked then to collapse categories
that were relevant to each other. In the end, 7 recommendations were
distilled out, which are listed on the last pages of these minutes.
V Where do we go from here?
VI November Meeting Goals
VII December Meeting Goals
Agenda items V through VII were tabled for the sake of time.
The subcommittee adjourned at 2:30 p.m; a half hour later than the
Great Start, Great Finish Campaign Detroit News article
Information on the story board, “My Home, My Kids, My Choice”
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Case Study in
Environmental Medicine; Lead Toxicity
Lead-Safe America Campaign Tool Kit Sample
Lead Poisoning’s Impact on Education on Michigan Children fact sheet
created by the Michigan Lead Safe Partnership
House bills: 4443, 5115, 5116, 5117, 5118, 5119
Subcommittee Meeting Dates/Locations:
The following dates are set for our future Education and Outreach
Subcommittee meetings. The location for all meetings will be the state
health department, Baker Olin West Building.
November 17, Monday, 10 am - 2 pm, Room 210, EPI Resource Room
December 8, Monday, 10 am - 2 pm, Conference Room 1B
Respectfully submitted, Michele Borgialli and Yasmina Bouraoui