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Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Resources

Training Materials:

Facilitator's Guide [PDF - 745 KB]

Refugee Resettlement Worker Training Materials

Medical Provider Training Materials

Additional Information and Resources

CDC Recommendations for Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children [PDF - 454 KB]

Frequently Asked Questions about CDC Recommendations for Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children [PDF - 472 KB]

Medical Technical Brief on Lead Poisoning in in Newly Arrived Refugee Children [PDF - 362 KB]

MMWR: Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Refugee Children --- New Hampshire, 2003--2004

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention State and Local Programs

Dwelling Environmental Assessment for Elevated Lead Levels and/or Lead Dust [DOC - 67 KB]

Useful Web Links

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (
    Provides policy statements on lead screening and treatment.

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (
    Provides information about lead regulations and policies and training and resource materials.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
    • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (
      Provides leadership and recommendations to state and local health departments in developing comprehensive childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts

    • Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (
      The Division of Global Migration and Quarantine has statutory responsibility to make and enforce regulations necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the United States.

    • Office of Global Health Affairs (
      Provides policy guidance and coordination on refugee health policy issues, in collaboration with Public Health Service operating divisions, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Department of State, and others.

    • Office of Refugee Resettlement (
      Plans, develops, and directs implementation of a comprehensive program for domestic refugee and entrant resettlement assistance. The office monitors and evaluates the performance of state and other public and private agencies in administering these programs and supports actions to improve them.

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (
    Provides information about HUD programs that address lead-based paint in housing. The program also provides guidance on controlling lead-based paint hazards, a list of helpful documents of property owners, and contacts to local housing agencies.

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