This focus area offers strategies to understand which communities are most impacted by lead exposure and poisoning, and to work with community leaders and organizations to increase awareness of lead poisoning and emphasize the need for lead poisoning assessments and prevention.

Prevention & Remediation

Action 1

Provide educational outreach on lead poisoning risks at community centers.

  • Provide funding to local health departments for educational resources and programs as they are more familiar with community-level needs.
  • Develop and mail educational postcards on lead testing and prevention.

Identification & Exposure

Action 1

Create a map of lead exposures (include zip code, age of housing, regional airports).