State & 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.