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New York’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (LPPP)

Jan 1, 2019

The purpose of the New York State (NYS) Department of Health's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (LPPP) is to detect and treat lead poisoning as soon as it occurs in order to minimize the risk of exposure. The LPPP funds county health departmentsto ensure children and pregnant women are screened for elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs); to conduct monitoring and case management of people with EBLLs, including providing home-based inspection and environmental management services;and to educate the public about lead poisoning prevention. Other state-funded services related to childhood lead poisoning primary and secondary prevention and healthy homes are subjects of additional case studies in this series.