Protocol for Quarterly Data Submission
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is moving toward quarterly submissions of childhood lead data. Quarterly submissions encourage childhood lead poisoning prevention programs (CLPPPs) to clean their data on a more continuous basis and in a more timely fashion. There are no new additions that need to be made to your data. ForSTELLAR or HHLPSS users, this is as simple as choosing the appropriate quarter when creating an extract. For non-STELLAR or non-HHLPSS users, this may be more complicated. Protocol for successfully sending quarterly data submissions:
- Complete typical cleaning procedures defined by the CLPPPs in a timely fashion.
- Format data correctly with the appropriate quarter being submitting (1, 2, 3, or 4).
- Include previous incomplete or inaccurate data in the new quarterly submission (changes in your data).
- Include data from the previous quarter that did not make it into the state system in time for the previous quarterly report.
- Submit the quarterly data on time (the quarterly submission is due 60-90 days after the end of the quarter.
- Submit quarterly data in two consecutive quarters along with a quarterly report. After successful submission of two consecutive quarters of data, the CLPPP may continue to submit quarterly data and do away with the quarterly report to CDC.
Contact Jaime Raymond (JRaymond@cdc.gov) if you have questions about this new process.
Information for submission of quarterly surveillance data: ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/environmental_surveillance/Lead/