State and Local Programs

CDC supports state and local health departments, or their bona fide agents, through cooperative agreements to support childhood lead poisoning prevention activities including strengthening: blood lead testing and reporting, surveillance, linking children to recommended follow-up services, and targeted population-based interventions. Cooperative agreement recipients are expected to work closely with other agencies, partners, and stakeholders serving children to identify and ensure that a comprehensive system of referral, follow-up and evaluation is in place for children who are exposed to lead.

CDC also funds the Flint Lead Exposure Registry through a non-research grant to a consortium of investigators including those from Michigan State University (MSU) in partnership with the City of Flint, the Greater Flint Health Coalition, and others. This grant requires collaboration with community leaders, clinical partners and educators, stakeholders, and community-based organizations that serve Flint residents.

Success stories refer to activities conducted by funded programs between 2014 and 2019. State and local jurisdictions that did not receive funding during this period were not required to submit a success story.

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