The following web sites provide information about childhood lead poisoning prevention activities within CDC, other federal government agencies, state and local health lead programs, and non-federal organizations.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) -
The CMS site provides a list of resources such as Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and
Treatment regulations, letters, and reports on lead screening in the Medicaid population.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) -
The CPSC site provides informational alerts about the presence of lead in consumer products.
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) -
This site provides information about HUD programs that address lead-based paint in housing. This site also
provides guidelines on controlling lead-based paint hazards, a list of helpful documents for property owners,
and information on how to obtain HUD lead grants.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -
This site includes information about lead regulations and policies, training and resource materials,
and lead poisoning prevention programs
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -
The FDA site provides information about the presence of lead in food, cosmetics, and other products
such as dishware. The site also provides information about lead-testing devices.
Healthy People 2010, Chapter 8, Environmental Health -
Healthy People 2010 is a national prevention agenda for the United States to achieve by 2010.
Included in the agenda is a chapter on preventable environmental health threats and goals to reduce these threats.
Section 8-11 contains childhood lead poisoning elimination objectives.
- National Lead Information Center (NLIC) -
The NLIC site provides access to information about lead hazards and their prevention.
Information specialists are available to answer questions about lead-based paint hazards, lead abatement,
and control and risk-assessment methods. Brochures, posters, and additional educational materials are also available.
- National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) -
This site includes general information about the causes, health effects, and prevention of lead poisoning as
well as related research.
- U.S. Census Bureau -
This site provides data about the people and economy of the United States including race/ethnicity,
income, and pre-1950 housing.
State and Local Partners
- Alliance for Healthy Homes -
The Alliance is a national, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to protecting children from
lead and other environmental health hazards in and around their homes. This site provides general information
about related policies and community capacity building.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) -
The AAP site provides resources about lead screening and treatment.
- CLEARCorps -
CLEARCorps is an AmeriCorps service program that provides information for families, property owners,
community organizations, and public agencies on how to create lead-safe communities.
- Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning -
The Coalition is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent childhood lead poisoning.
The site provides information for parents, health care providers, tenants, and property owners about lead-related issues.
- Global Lead Network -
This site provides resources and support for those individuals working on lead poisoning prevention around the world.
- National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) -
NCHH is a private, nonprofit organization that provides information and resources on how to protect children
from residential environmental hazards while preserving the supply of affordable housing.
- National Safety Council (NSC) -
NSC through the Environmental Health Center provides information about outreach meeting and training sessions
that will give community-based organizations the tools and skills to enable them to plan and execute successful
lead poisoning prevention programs in their communities.