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

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Upcoming Educational Opportunity

Free Lead Poisoning Prevention Training for Chicago Practices thru September 2022

In conjunction with the Chicago Department of Public Health, ICAAP is offering free lead poisoning prevention training to Chicago-based medical providers through September 30, 2022. The training can be customized to meet practice needs and/or meeting schedules. Priority for training will be given to neighborhoods with high lead risk, such as Englewood, West Englewood, West Garfield Park, Austin, South Chicago, Roseland, Fuller Park and New City. To reserve a training or for more information, please contact please contact Rebecca Tilton, icaapconsultant3@illinoisaap.com and Mary Elsner, ICAAP Director of Health Equity Initiatives, melsner@illinoisaap.com.

Virtual Education

Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 12-1pm CT. Register here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 12-1pm CT. Register here.

Participants should register for one date, as this is a repeated session. CME available

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.