Public Health Professionals

CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program aims to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in the United States by developing programs and policies, collaborating with federal, state, and local partners, and supporting state and local health departments. The following resources provide materials, tools, and resources for public health professionals.

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Blood Lead Levels in Children [PDF – 100 KB] – fact sheet with information on blood lead levels in children.

Know the Facts – facts and information on lead poisoning prevention. (Printable PDFs in English [PDF – 977 KB] and en Español [PDF – 1 MB])

5 Things You Can Do To Help Lower Your Child’s Lead Level [PDF – 234 KB] – fact sheet with information on how to lower your child’s blood lead level, in English [PDF – 234 KB] and en Español. [PDF – 166 KB]

A Healthy Home for Everyone: The Guide for Families and Individuals [PDF – 3 MB] – booklet with information and action steps for creating a healthy and safe home.

10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure [PDF – 7.5 MB] – assessment of the risks communities face and key federal, state, and local solutions.

LAMP: A CDC Program to Ensure the Quality of Blood-Lead Laboratory Measurements – information on CDC’s program to ensure quality of blood-lead laboratory measurements.

Lead Poisoning Prevention: The Unfinished Agenda – special supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2023 Partner Information Kit [PDF – 10.5 MB] (en Español [PDF 10.5 MB]) – guide for preparing and promoting lead poisoning prevention activities or events at the local level.

Sustainability of Funding Toolkit for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs [PDF – 1 MB] – overview of sources of funding and revenue streams available to state childhood lead poisoning prevention programs and strategies for sustainability planning.