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.
- 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.
- 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.
- California Department of Public Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch
- CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
- The California Department of Public Health
- California Department of Health Care Services, Child Health, and Disability Prevention Program
- Global Lead Network
- National Center for Health Housing
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Lead Hazard Control
Adriana Ramirez, RN BSN PHN
Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Manager
797 W. Main Street, Suite A
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (442) 265-1895