Improving Children’s Environmental Health in Hidalgo County

Status: In progress

This project aims to increase knowledge on reducing children’s environmental exposure to lead in Hidalgo County, Texas Head Start Centers. The training will be provided to staff personnel and parents of children attending these centers. The lead curriculum will be distributed through a virtual platform, to 30 Head Start Center directors, staff, and parents in Hidalgo County; 15 Childcare Centers directors and staff; and 100 Community Health Workers in the Hidalgo area. The curriculum will be certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Project deliverables include the development of a lead curriculum in an electronic version using Zoom recording and the development of climate change educational material using already published resources.

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