Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The CLPPP works to reduce the number of children exposed to lead in Iowa through the following activities:
- Educating parents, providers and communities about the risk of lead poisoning in children and how it can be prevented
- Identifying children with elevated blood lead levels (EBLs)
- Linking the family to services that can help reduce additional lead exposure
- Providing supportive care through case management
- Identifying lead hazards and providing guidance to eliminate or control any hazards found
- Monitoring blood lead levels of children over time to determine prevention and intervention methods
- Referring families for additional services when needed
State and local funds are used to carry out the program statewide through a combination of direct services, and contracts and technical assistance through various community partners, including local health departments, Title V child health clinics, health care providers, area education agencies and housing agencies.
All blood lead tests are required to be reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health to monitor lead exposure for all Iowans. For more information, contact us at 1-800-972-2026 or online at Contact Us.
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 24 - 30, 2021
NLPPW begins October 24th and we have provided educational information and materials for you to help us spread the message and increase awareness about preventing lead poisoning in your communities. The National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Partner Information Kit and IDPH toolkits contains information on messaging, implementation ideas, and resources.
Visit our All Resources page for details on NLPPW materials and webinars occurring throughout the week of October 24 - 30, 2021.
Magellan LeadCare Recall Updates
Visit the Providers, Labs, and Schools page for details on CDC's announcement and information regarding FDA's Class I recall of Magellan LeadCare blood lead test kits following the 2021 announcement.