Lead Poisoning Prevention Training
Continuing Education Information
Course Title: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Training
Continuing education is available for completion of training Modules 1 and 2. Please click on the link to obtain more information.
Continuing Education Offered:
Course Number: WD4560
Continuing Education Information [PDF – 187 KB]
Welcome to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Training. The training is designed to fill the gap in knowledge regarding the hazards of lead and provide lead program implementation suggestions to CDC’s state and local partners and other public health professionals based on best practices. The training consists of two Modules.
Module 1: Foundations of Lead Exposure presents four video recorded segments to introduce lead as a public health problem and provide an overview of lead prevention program expectations, suitable for new public health personnel and refreshers for existing staff members.
Module 2: Strategic Planning and Implementation of the Four Key Strategies of a Lead Prevention Program and Evaluating its Impact. In Module 2, five video segments present the fundamental expectations for CDC’s programmatic strategies for jurisdictional lead programs: testing and reporting, surveillance, linkage to services, targeted population-based interventions, and includes a segment on program evaluation.
- Module 1: Foundations of Lead Exposure Videos
- Module 2: Strategic Planning and Implementation of the Four Key Strategies of a Lead Prevention Program and Evaluating its Impact Videos
Training Program Description Booklet [PDF – 431 KB]: A PDF file containing a brief description of the training concept, the speaker biographies, and continuing education information.
Lead is a naturally occurring metal that can cause health problems in children younger than 6 years of age. At high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal. No safe blood lead level has been identified. Knowledge and awareness about lead as a public health concern is essential to prevention.
These videos provide a brief overview of what lead is, where it is found and why it is important to protect young children from its exposure and is designed for high school and general audiences.