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Lead Poisoning

Program Focus:
The mission of the program is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by educating the public, identifying and caring for lead burdened children, and preventing environmental exposures to lead.
Program Activities:
  • Case management services by Public Health Nurses to include home visits, counseling, assistance in identifying lead hazards in the home, referrals to WIC, CHDP, and other appropriate resources.
  • Nutritional education and assessment by a Registered Dietician
  • Home environmental sampling of the paint, soil, and dust by an Environmental Health Specialist
  • Capillary testing training to health care providers, and technical assistance regarding the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health Services screening guidelines.
  • Community outreach and education via presentations and community events participation.
  • Multilingual lead-related educational materials (English & Spanish)
CHDP also oversees the screening and follow-up components of the federally mandated Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program for Medi-Cal eligible children and youth.
Contact Information:
Adriana M. Ramirez, RN BSN PHN
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Manager
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