2016-2017: Scott County, Iowa and the Scott County Health Department

2016-2017: Scott County, Iowa and the Scott County Health Department

 

What the UMC hopes to be a two-year-long partnership with SWLI, the Scott County Health Department has labeled lead poisoning in the county a top priority, and has partnered with SWLI with these three goals in mind:

1. Identify with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) the areas of highest risk in the county

2. Explore the possibility of public and/or private coalitions for collaboration on the issue

3. Research alternative methods of funding for the implementation of a new approach to remediation

Students will begin the 2016/2017 school year by performing GIS analysis to pinpoint the high-risk areas, conducting case studies on other communities to identify their approaches to the problem, formulating up-to-date fact sheets on lead, finding work as investigative journalists, researching funding methods (including tax incentives), and producing professional-grade risk maps. All final reports will be submitted to the SCHD upon their completion.

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Submissions from 2017

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How do communities proactively address lead remediation? Community case studies from Iowa, Emma Nordmeyer

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Exploring Alternative Funding Methods for the Lead Remediation Program in Scott County, Iowa, Brittany A. Poynor, Layne Porembski, Arielle Bloemer, Brandon Schattner, and Sarah Hanson