Houston Health Department

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program


The purpose of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is to reduce the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning in the city of Houston, to educate health care professionals and the public about the hazards of childhood lead poisoning and identify and provide follow-up care to children with childhood lead poisoning. CLPPP provides education to health care professionals and parents about the screening guidelines and hazards of lead poisoning, provides care coordination to children with blood lead levels, and educates citizens and contractors about lead poisoning and how lead hazards can be remediated from residential neighborhoods.

CLPPP provides education to health care professionals and parents about the screening guidelines and hazards of lead poisoning, provides care coordination to children with blood lead levels, and educates citizens and contractors about lead poisoning and how lead hazards can be remediated from residential neighborhoods.

The program’s activities are directed toward:

  • developing and enhancing a surveillance system that monitors blood lead levels
  • assuring that children exposed to lead are screened and provided with follow-up care
  • assuring awareness and action among the general public and affected professionals in relation to childhood lead poisoning
  • expanding primary prevention in high-risk areas
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