Log Number: ACF-IM-HS-23-01 | Issuance Date: 03-28-2023
Explore this collection of resources to learn more about preventing lead exposure, reducing lead hazards in the environment, and screening children for elevated lead levels.
Head Start programs have a role in reducing lead exposure in children. Watch these short videos to learn more about lead exposure in young children and how Head Start programs can test their water for lead.
Learn about the effects of lead on young children and how to prevent exposure in drinking water.
Hear from Marco Beltran, senior program specialist from the Office of Head Start, about testing water for lead in Head Start facilities.
Lead screening detects the risk for lead poisoning by measuring the amount of lead in the blood. Lead poisoning can cause serious injury to children. Health managers, staff, and disability coordinators can review this sheet for basic facts about lead and lead screening. Staff may find it useful in supporting positive health and developmental outcomes for children.
It can be a challenge to meet the lead screening requirements. Learn about strategies that programs can use to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) lead screening directive.
Parents and staff can use this brochure to learn about the effects of unsafe levels of lead in blood and about how to avoid lead exposure.
Childhood Milestones: 2 Months To 5 Years - Watch Your Child For Signs of Lead Exposure As They Grow
Use this infographic about Lead exposure to learn how Lead can impact a child's growth and development. Share it with families.
Learn the facts about lead poisoning in children. Find information on lead testing, the effects of lead on children, and how to prevent lead exposure.