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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects_State and Local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance of Blood Lead Levels in Children

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Awards are to be used by State and local government agencies to develop, improve, and expand their capacity to address the problem of childhood lead poisoning in communities with demonstrated high-risk populations. Recipients of awards are expected to: (a) write, implement and evaluate a jurisdiction-wide childhood lead poisoning elimination plan; (b) write, implement and evaluate screening plans to target resources to children at the highest risk for lead poisoning; (c) maintain a jurisdiction-wide childhood lead surveillance program, with an analysis plan for collected data, (d) conduct primary prevention activities for pregnant women and/or families with children at high risk for lead poisoning, (e) develop an assurance plan for timely and appropriate case management of children with elevated blood lead levels, (f) demonstrate strategic partnering with community organizations and with other state/local agencies involved in environmental and child health activities, (g) coordinate with organizations and agencies involved in lead-based paint hazard reduction activities and development of protective policy; and (h) evaluate programmatic impact on childhood lead poisoning within the applicant's jurisdiction. Awards cannot supplant existing funding for childhood lead poisoning prevention programs or activities. Grant awards may not be expended for medical care and treatment, or for environmental remediation of lead sources, however, there must be an acceptable plan to ensure that these program activities are appropriately carried out. The surveillance component of this grant is intended to assist State health departments in implementing or enhancing a complete surveillance system to track all PbB levels in children. This is essential for grant recipients to target interventions to high-risk populations and to track progress toward eliminating childhood lead poisoning.