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Tue, Mar 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Newark Kids Count 2018 Release

Learn how children in NJ's largest city are faring.

The program will include a special data presentation on lead poisoning prevention in Newark. Dr. Denise Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will give remarks on the impact of lead on child health and development, followed by a panel discussion on the future of lead prevention in Newark.

*Registration and continental breakfast will be served between 9:00 and 9:30a.m.

Full agenda

Registration/Refreshments (9a.m.)

Introduction/Welcome (9:30a.m.)

  • Robert Sterling, ACNJ Board Chair

Data Presentation: Overview of Child Well-Being in Newark

  • Alana Vega, ACNJ Kids Count Coordinator

Data Presentation: Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newark

  • Peter Chen, ACNJ Policy Counsel

Special Remarks: The Impact of Lead on the Health of Newark’s Children

  • Dr. Denise Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Panel Discussion: The Future of Lead Prevention in Newark

  • Rhonda Lewis, Executive Director of Greater Newark LISC and Co-Chair of the Believe in a Healthy Newark Healthy Homes Impact Team
  • Shonda Bryant, Childhood Lead Poison Prevention Program Coordinator for the City of Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness
  • Danny Feliciano, Lead Outreach Coordinator, La Casa de Don Pedro
  • DeNiqua Matias, Assistant Director, Clinton Hill Community and Early Childhood Center, Inc.

Closing Remarks and Wrap-Up

  • Cecilia Zalkind, ACNJ President & CEO

Event Location

Rutgers University -Newark
The Paul Robeson Campus Center
Bergen Room
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102


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