Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is designed to prevent and eliminate childhood lead poisoning by:

  • Educating the public and health-care providers about childhood lead poisoning.

  • Assisting and supporting private providers who screen children for elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) by providing lead-related education materials and assistance with environmental assessment resources, helping to ensure that lead-poisoned infants and children receive medical and environmental follow-up.

  • Providing lead screening services to children seeking health services through the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department Clinics according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

  • Providing lead related education and assistance to families affected by lead poisoning.

  • Conducting required reporting of confirmed EBLL to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH)

  • Assisting the TDH in the analysis and dissemination of lead surveillance data.

  • Working with the TDH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to support programs and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County area.

  • Program objectives include screening children ages 6 months through 6 years to identify lead toxicity and to provide case management for children identified with EBLL, including educational and nutritional counseling.

For more information call (423) 209-8080, or visit:

http://tn.gov/health/topic/MCH-lead

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips.htm