The Los Angeles County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) was established in 1991, as a result of the California legislature mandating the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) to develop and enact a standard of care for identifying and managing children with elevated blood lead levels. CLPPP, funded by the CDHS, is structurally placed under two Programs within Department of Public Health. The team of public health nurses, health educators, and epidemiology staff is under Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs; and the team of registered environmental health specialists is under Environmental Health. The two teams work closely together to ensure nursing and environmental case management and follow-up for lead-burdened children; to promote screening; and to carry out primary prevention, targeted outreach and education, and surveillance activities.
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Mission, Objectives, and Unit Responsibilities
School Outreach and Art Contest
Los Angeles County Department of
Public Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program (CLPPP) has, as part of its outreach program, a
Lead Awareness Art Contest. At the beginning of the
school year teachers are invited to teach a class in
lead awareness, using CLPPP’s curriculum. After the
class is conducted, students are encouraged to create a
poster on their understanding of lead poisoning
prevention, and submit it to the CLPPP Program.
One winner per grade is selected.
Winners receive a cash prize, and a trophy. All
participants get a certificate of participation. The
artwork is also submitted to the State Branch of the
CLPPP for selection in an annual calendar. This
calendar is distributed throughout the State as an
educational tool on lead poisoning prevention. The
calendar has been in place since 1999.
Lead Safe Work Practices Partnership