For Health Care Providers

About the Coalition
About Lead Poisoning
Policy Agenda
Community Summit
For Parents
For Health Care Providers
For Teachers
For Landlords
For Contractors

What You Can Do

Health care providers have a unique opportunity to help prevent lead poisoning by helping their patients identify risks and ensuring that blood lead level screening is done when appropriate.

bulletProviders of Prenatal Care:

NY State law requires providing of anticipatory guidance to all pregnant women about how to keep themselves and their child safe from lead poisoning.


NY State law requires doing a risk assessment of all women, and if any risk identified, to screen with a blood lead level.

bulletProviders of Well Child Care:
bulletProvide anticipatory guidance to parents:
bulletWarn of the risks;
bulletEducate about identifying and remedying hazards before a child gets poisoned.

Educate about dust control measures.

bulletScreen children 
bulletRoutinely at 12 and 24 months of age.

Consider every 6 months in high risk populations.

bulletConsider charting lead levels over time (like growth charts).
bulletDownload here: MS Excel Child Lead Grapher

Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning 

Committed to ending childhood lead poisoning in Monroe County by 2010

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