Welcome to the Lead Impacted Families Training (LIFT) website! Information and materials for upcoming and past events can be found here. Use the menu to the right to access the schedule, materials, and information for each event. 

About the Training

Has your family been affected by lead? We welcome you to join this 8-month training program, taking place remotely via Zoom. The training will give you a deeper understanding of lead poisoning and how to work for change in your community. This program includes webinars and online experiences with nurses, lawmakers, health advocates, and other impacted families. A small financial stipend will be provided to all participants.

What to Expect

  • Creating Connections: Network and build relationships with families and others working to end lead exposure in Michigan.
  • Parents’ Platform: Work with other families to develop an outreach and policy platform to share with community-based organizations, advocates, and decision-makers.
  • Policy Action: Be able to confidently speak to lawmakers about the need to prevent lead exposure and work to put in place best practices and policies.
  • Advocacy Support: Have the support of local activists who will attend training sessions and help support impacted families.