National Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center

March 9-12, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia: The Westin Buckhead Atlanta Hotel

The CDC-sponsored National Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center will be offered March 9-12, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. This training focuses on implementing practical strategies to conduct primary prevention, develop and maintain strategic partnerships, and improve linkage to care. It provides an opportunity for new employees of state and local childhood lead poisoning prevention programs to understand the context for their work. The training provides an overview of key sources of exposure to lead (lead-based paint, non-paint sources, and drinking water), the health and developmental impacts of childhood lead poisoning, and strategies to improve blood lead screening and community outreach.

Employees with three or fewer years of experience in lead poisoning prevention are eligible to attend. Staff who have attended a prior session of the training are not eligible. There is no fee for this training.

First preference for registration will be given to staff of CDC-funded Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) or their state and local partner(s) who meet the experience qualifications. This includes:

  • Program managers, epidemiologists, data managers, outreach staff, community health workers, visiting nurses, care coordinators, and sanitarians.

Each training session includes seven general session topics and the opportunity to register for one of three available training tracks. Tracks emphasize practical strategies to conduct primary prevention, develop and maintain strategic partnerships, effectively use surveillance data, and improve linkage to care. The training emphasizes cost-effective, evidence-based interventions to improve health outcomes.

This activity has been approved by the Ohio Nurses Association to award 19 contact hours (#22699). The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). Continuing education credits have also been applied for from National Environmental Health Association for sanitarians.

Registration for the training is now open. The training is being managed by CDC’s contractor, Total Solutions, Inc. (TSI). In order to attend this training, please contact TSI’s Susan Aceti (email:; cell phone: 410-258-1906). Submit a registration request with your name, address, organization, position, email, phone number, and number of years of experience working in lead poisoning prevention. If approved, Ms. Aceti will send you a link to the registration page.