Welcome to the Alabama Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Project (ACLPPP). ACLPPP is the product of the collaborative efforts of the Alabama Department of Public Health Bureaus of Family Health Services and Environmental Services and the Alabama Medicaid Agency.
Revisions to Management Guidelines for Blood Lead Level Screenings New!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revised its guidelines for childhood blood lead level screening emphasizing the value of primary prevention. Read more about the revisions at Healthcare Providers, or download the new guidelines.
Our mission is to help every child in Alabama develop to his or her maximum potential by promoting a lead free environment and healthy lifestyle. To accomplish this mission ACLPPP provides public outreach and education, case investigation, and case management services to help prevent further lead exposure in Alabama’s children.
ACLPPP provides several case management services which are made available to the families of children diagnosed with elevated blood lead levels. The following services are intended to help promote a healthy lifestyle and environment which will prevent further lead exposure:
Our Health Education team provides information about primary and secondary lead poisoning prevention including sources of lead, health effects, reducing lead exposure in the home, safely working with lead, disposal of lead-contaminated waste, health care and nutritional resources, as well as community outreach training.
Our trained staff of professionals provides home visits to identify sources of lead exposure. These visits may include the taking of paint, dust, soil, water or other samples for laboratory analysis.
Our Case Management team may consist of social workers, nurses or other healthcare personnel who help arrange follow-up visits to the healthcare provider, lead testing and follow-up for others in the household who are at risk for poisoning, and coordination of secondary preventive measures such as remediation or patient relocation.