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.