Lead Poisoning Prevention
The Lead Poisoning Prevention Program works to eliminate childhood lead poisoning and maintain healthy and safe homes. The program’s educational services are geared toward children ages six and younger, their parents, and pregnant women.
The program coordinates four Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (CLPP) Coalitions: the Elizabeth Coalition (which includes Plainfield), the Hudson County Coalition, the Morris/Sussex/Warren Coalition, and the Passaic/Bergen/Essex Coalition. Coalition members include health officers, health inspectors, public health nurses, community-based organizations, child care center staff, and HMO representatives.
The Coalitions work to decrease lead exposure and access to non- lead paint sources, to help families take steps to prevent lead poisoning, and to help families and homeowners maintain healthy and safe homes.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention staff members are public health experts who can to provide the following services at community agencies:
- Free and exciting presentations to children 6 years and younger using the Elmo Lead Away video.
- Free lead prevention and healthy homes presentations/workshops to programs that serve children and pregnant women.
- Free lead prevention and healthy homes presentations/workshops to tenants and property owners (owner-occupied and tenant-occupied units).
For more information on the Partnership’s Lead Poisoning Prevention programs, please click here.