Case Management of Child Lead Poisoning cases
Case management services are provided by local health departments that have agreed to coordinate the care of children with elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs). Case managers work collaboratively with primary care providers and public health lead investigators (PHLI) to ensure that proper medical management and follow-up occur. Case managers visit the home and complete a questionnaire to determine possible behavioral and/or nutritional changes that may aid in the reduction of blood lead levels. Also, case managers conduct a Healthy Homes Environmental Visual Assessment (EVA) to provide education on potential environmental health hazards in the home. See Healthy Homes.
The OHHLPPP also funds Healthy Homes Regional Support Programs, which focus on educating, increasing awareness, forming community networks and distributing literature and other materials that increase knowledge and awareness of lead poisoning issues within their jurisdiction. All counties in Ohio fall into one of the jurisdictional areas Click here to see the Healthy Homes Regional Support Program Map.
Please click on the links below to view the Lead Poisoning children maps and resources. Each map is available in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view them. If you do not have the free Adobe Reader software, you can click here to download and install it.
Financial assistance for lead hazard control work is available in some communities. Some examples include Community Action Agencies, community health improvement projects, and Habitat for Humanity, U.S. Department of Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, these funds are subject to change and often have strict eligibility requirements. Current, available financial assistance cannot be guaranteed. However, for more information regarding potential funding contact: 1-877-LEAD-SAFE.
Also, OHHLPPP administers a lead hazard control program in select areas of the state. Click the following link for more information: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/cfhs/lead_ch/lhcgp.aspx.
External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Ohio Department of Health.
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-5332 or 1-877-LEADSAFE (532-3723)
Fax: (614) 728-6793
Last Updated: 02/20/13