Lead (CLPPP)

Child Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The CLPPP seeks to decrease Kern County children’s exposure to lead through the following methods:

  • Case management of the CHDP all children in Kern County who are lead burdened. and are income eligible or have fee-for-service Medi-Cal;
  • Education and continuing support to CHDP Providers through workshops, lead screening/testing and anticipatory guidance on lead poisoning prevention information;
  • Capacity to track lead exposure countywide and to monitor the management of lead burdened children;
  • Promotion of healthy children and prevention of lead poisoning through health fairs, educational programs for the community, the program’s newsletter Lead Educator and recall news releases;
  • Partnerships with government agencies, community-based organizations, and the private sector for the prevention of lead poisoning. For example:  Department of Human Services; Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans; School Systems; Head Start Programs; State sponsored Pre-schools; Black Infant Health Coalition; Community Connection for Child Care and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); and
  • Compliance with Federal and State statutory and regulatory requirements.

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Guidelines and recommendations for school districts, schools, and the education community are posted in this section. Information is updated as new material is released.

California Lead Branch – Information & Resources
California Food and Drug Branch – Lead in Candy
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
CDC – Lead
Alliance for Healthy Homes