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Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning appoints first program director in Rochester

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The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP) in Rochester has announced the appointment of Clare Henrie as its first full-time Program Director, a move made possible by new funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since its inception in 2000, CPLP has been a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to combating childhood lead poisoning and was instrumental in the enactment of Rochester’s “Lead Law.”

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Clare Henrie, a native of Rochester with extensive experience in policy change and advocacy, has been welcomed by the coalition’s executive committee. Co-chair Mel Callan expressed excitement about Henrie’s appointment, highlighting her commitment to continuing the coalition’s vital educational and outreach efforts aimed at reducing lead poisoning in the community.

This strategic expansion of CPLP’s leadership, supported by a three-year grant from the CDC, aims to enhance the organization’s capacity to drive significant change. Clare Henrie’s role will be supported operationally by Causewave Community Partners, which has long collaborated with CPLP in its mission to eradicate childhood lead poisoning. For more information on the coalition’s efforts, visit www.theleadcoalition.org.