Working in partnership with KāMIN Health, I am proud that we could help care for more than 100 families in our community that faced the uncertainty as to whether their children had been exposed to lead. Free lead testing for children is especially important now as we learn more about the full extent of the public health hazard NYCHA exposed residents to by filing false paperwork on lead inspections for four years.
We must continue to mobilize as a community to ensure all parents have access to the information they need to make decisions about their children’s health. Thanks to our dedicated partners, Kāmin Health Crown Heights Urgent Care for restarting this program in July. Parents should also know they can call 311 to learn about City resources available. We must continue to take action and keep all our children healthy and give more parents peace of mind about their child’s health.