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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: Madison County Health Department, Missouri


Lead is an important part of Madison County's history and economy. With 39% of the housing stock in the area built when high lead content paints were used, lower-income infants and children are especially vulnerable to elevated blood lead levels because families living in poverty are more likely to live in older, substandard housing. In response to the high rates of elevated blood lead levels, the Madison County Health Department embarked on an education and outreach campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of lead poisoning, steps for prevention, and the availability of testing and screening services.

Primary Toolkit:

UW's Health Disparities Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Environmental Justice, Health Promotion and Health Education, Rural


Institutional Author:

University of Washington School of Nursing Department of Psychosocial and Community Health




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