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 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
Conducting required reporting of confirmed EBLL to the Tennessee Department
of Health (TDH)
Assisting the TDH in the analysis and dissemination of lead surveillance
Working with the TDH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to support
programs and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning in the Chattanooga-Hamilton
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:
Tennessee Department of Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention Information
Listen to this short video as Public Health Specialist Haleigh Dunning explains how to prevent lead poisoning at home. For any questions about childhood lead poisoning, call our program at (423) 209-8080.