Genesee County, New York

At a glance

CDC supports Genesee County, NY, and other local and state health departments, or their bona fide agents, through cooperative agreements to support childhood lead poisoning prevention activities. Read about the program's success.

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About the program

Genesee County received $248,226 through cooperative agreement EH21-2102 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in FY 2022 to cover childhood lead poisoning prevention and surveillance programmatic activities conducted during September 30, 2022, to September 29, 2023. The strategies emphasize targeted, population-based policy interventions with a focus on community-based approaches for lead hazard elimination.

To learn more about these efforts in Genesee County, contact the program below.

Genesee & Orleans Public Health Departments

3837 West Main St. Rd.

Batavia, NY 14020

Phone: 585-344-2580


Success stories for this funding cycle, September 30, 2021-September 29, 2026, are below.

Success story: funding year 2

Developing a coalition to increase outreach and education in four rural New York counties


The New York State counties of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming (GLOW) are very rural, with an average population density of approximately 96 people per square mile. Many older homes in this region may contain lead hazards that may be harming the children that occupy them. Rural residents in the GLOW region face challenges obtaining outreach and education regarding childhood lead poisoning prevention. New methods were needed to reach this population.


Prior to the start of the coalition and the CDC grant, the GLOW region had only the health department programs. The GLOW Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) created partnerships with other community organizations in the four counties and invited staff members from each organization to join the GLOW Lead Coalition. The GLOW Lead Coalition aims to improve childhood lead poisoning prevention outreach and education and promote a lead-free environment to rural residents. Forty members from community organizations, including non-profit, private, and government entities which help low-income and minority populations in the GLOW region, participated in the GLOW Lead Coalition. Coalition meetings are held quarterly. The first coalition meeting was held in April 2022, and the second was held in August 2022.


The GLOW Lead Coalition created partnerships with 12 organizations in the region. The GLOW CLPPP Team educated coalition members from these organizations on childhood lead poisoning prevention. The coalition has also dispersed educational flyers to the people they serve in the community. As a result, the GLOW Lead Coalition has created more opportunities to reach the GLOW region's residents and educate them about childhood lead poisoning prevention.

Funding for this work was made possible in part by NUE2EH001449 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the CDC; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.