Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

March 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Council will meet on March 4, 2015 at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Meeting Room # 1, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Albany, NY.

The purpose of this meeting is to review current childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts on the part of the New York State Department of Health and discuss future strategies to reduce or eliminate the risk of lead hazard exposure

For more information, contact Linda Freligh or Steven Jacobson at 518-402-7600

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Early Intervention Coordinating Council will be convened for its next quarterly meeting on March 12. It will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY.

This meeting will be webcast and available to view on the following link:

The Early Intervention Coordinating Council is established in Public Health Law to advise and assist the New York State Department of Health as lead state agency for the Early Intervention Program which provides services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

For more information, please call the Bureau of Early Intervention at 518-473-7016.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Advisory (MCHSBG) Council will be holding a conference call/webinar from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Department in the administration of funds under Title V of the Social Security Act, also known as the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant and assists the Department to fulfill Title V requirements for public input. New York's Title V program employs strategies to identify the need for various levels and types of services for pregnant women, mothers, infants and children, including children with special health care needs.

Oral comments may not exceed 10 minutes and should be accompanied by two written summaries of the comments. Written testimony by persons unable to participate is also welcome and will be read into the record. All testimony (oral or written) should begin with the individual's name, affiliation (if applicable), and city/town of residence and be submitted to or faxed to (518) 473-3391 no later than close of business on Monday, March 9, 2015.

If you wish to participate in the conference call/webinar, please contact Kimberly Messier at (518) 473-7922 or via email at If you would like to register for public comment, please reply to Ms. Messier, by close of business on Monday, March 9, 2015. Pre-registration is required to obtain access information for the conference call/webinar.