Lead Poisoning Prevention

Through an award from the Chicago Department of Public Health, ICAAP is leading a healthcare provider outreach and education initiative on childhood lead poisoning prevention.  The overall goal of this initiative is to gather credible resources and collaborate with disinvested communities to educate physicians and families on the importance of childhood lead screening and poisoning prevention.

ICAAP is partnering with lead prevention experts to provide education and promote activities. The project details include:

  • Recruitment of advisory workgroup
  • Educational curriculum
  • Additional trainings and outreach opportunities
  • Utilization of communication channels and social media toolkits
  • Evaluation strategies


Did you know the information for patients and providers regarding protocols for follow-up: https://www.chicagohan.org/en/web/han/programs/lead


Visit our Social Media Toolkit for Lead Prevention Week in October! Visit here

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Educational Opportunities

Free Lead Poisoning Prevention Training in ICAAP's Learning Management System - CME Available

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review lead and sources of exposure.
  2. Examine causes, signs, and symptoms of lead poisoning.
  3. Identify the effects of lead poisoning on children.
  4. Discuss how providers can talk to parents and families about lead poisoning and prevention.
  5. Discuss lead screening and reporting requirements.

    Virtual Education

    ICAAP provided a repeated series of three webinars on lead poisoning prevention in June, August, and September 2022.

    To view the presentation, visit here.

    The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates each live webinar for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nurses and Nurse Practitioners can submit Certificates of Attendance to their accrediting board to claim credit for participation in the live webinars.

    Lead Poisoning Prevention and Education Resources

    Know the Sources of Lead - Sources of Lead | Lead | CDC

    Steps to Protect your Family - Lead Exposure: Steps to Protect Your Family 

    Protect from Lead - Protect Your Family from Sources of Lead | US EPA

    Blood Lead Levels in Children - Blood Lead Levels in Children: What Parents Need to Know 

    Lead Policy and Guidance - Lead Policy and Guidance | US EPA

    For a gathering of resources, visit here.