Louisiana Healthy Homes Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The purpose of the Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Louisiana. To that end, the program seeks to:
- Ensure that all healthcare providers test children under the age of 6 for lead in their blood (blood lead testing is mandatory and required by Louisiana law)
- Reduce or remove lead in the home by testing homes and properties for lead hazards
- Coordinate care for children affected by lead poisoning
- Educate the public on environmental sources of lead, and the steps people can take to reduce their exposure to lead and prevent lead poisoning
What do we do?
- Clinical guidance for healthcare professionals on routine pediatric lead screening. This includes clinical guidelines for blood lead testing and collect lead case reporting forms when children test positive for elevated blood lead levels.
- Care coordination for children who have tested positive for elevated blood lead levels, including case management services to children between 6 months and 6 years of age.
- Environmental inspection for children with elevated blood lead levels.
- Guidelines and resources for lead-based paint abatement contractors. We also provide lead abatement services to qualifying property or home owners, landlords, and tenants in certain regions of the state.
- Community and professional education on childhood lead poisoning and healthy homes.
- Data on lead poisoning and prevention efforts around the state.