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PPHF 2014: Lead Poisoning Prevention- Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention---financed solely by 2014 Prevention and Public Health Funds

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-EH14-1408PPHF14
National Center for Environmental Health
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 22, 2014

Executive Summary: An estimated 535,000 children in the United States have blood lead levels (BLLs) at or above the reference value for blood lead established by CDC in 2012 (5 μg/dL). Of these, 150,000 children’s levels are ≥ 10 μg/dL. These children are at grave risk for the intellectual, behavioral, and academic deficits caused by lead.

The primary source of lead exposure for children is their homes; some 38 million homes in the United States have lead-based paint hazards that can result in childhood lead poisoning. Low-income and minority children bear a disproportionate burden of this condition caused by unhealthy housing. In addition, some areas of the United States report that as many as 35% of children identified with high BLLs have been exposed to lead via sources other than lead-based paint in their homes (e.g., items decorated or made with lead such as toys, imported cosmetics, pottery, and candy).

This FOA goes beyond historical efforts to support childhood lead poisoning surveillance activities, and it will award approximately $11 million through cooperative agreements to use surveillance data to identify the highest risk areas and target appropriate population-based prevention interventions wherever needs are identified. Examples of such interventions include housing rehabilitation, enforcement of housing and health codes, engagement with health care systems, public and health care provider education campaigns related to lead contamination through other sources (e.g., imported items), and other educational and public health activities.

Summary Paragraph:
The purpose of these activities is to assist in building surveillance capacity to aid in preventing and, ultimately, eliminating childhood lead poisoning as a major public health problem. This FOA goes beyond historical efforts to support childhood lead poisoning surveillance activities, and it will award approximately $11 million through cooperative agreements to use surveillance data to identify the highest risk areas and implement appropriate population-based prevention interventions wherever needs are identified. Examples of such interventions include housing rehabilitation, enforcement of housing and health codes, engagement with health care systems, public and health care provider education campaigns related to lead contamination through other sources (e.g., imported items), and other educational and public health activities.

Data may also be used to designate areas as ‘lead safe’ and qualify applicants to apply for a universal blood lead testing waiver through Medicaid.

The surveillance data on the nature and extent of high BLLs should be used to

  • identify remaining at-risk geographic areas to target implementation of population-based, primary prevention interventions (e.g., housing rehabilitation, enforcement of housing and health codes, engagement with health care systems, public and health care provider education campaigns related to lead contamination through other sources (e.g., imported items), and other educational and public health activities) and
  • evaluate the timeliness and efficacy of case management of children identified with high BLLs

 

CDC-RFA-EH14-1408PPHF14 " PPHF 2014: Lead Poisoning Prevention- Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention---financed solely by 2014 Prevention and Public Health Funds " was published on Grants.gov on June 18, 2014.

The application deadline date is July 22, 2014.

To Access the Announcement & Application Package:

  1. Go to: http://www.grants.gov
  2. Select: “Applicant” from the menu
  3. Select: “Apply for Grants”
  4. Select: “Step 1: Download a Grant Application Package”
  5. Select: “Funding Opportunity Number”
  6. Type: CDC-RFA-EH14-1408PPHF14

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