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A healthy, lead-safe environment where all children can achieve their full potential.Group of children in pre-school


To eliminate childhood lead poisoning by identifying and caring for children who are lead poisoned and preventing environmental exposures to lead. 


The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) has six goals that are accomplished through CLPPB’s strategic plan:

Goal 1: Establish and support a successfully administered and equity-centered childhood lead poisoning prevention program in every local health jurisdiction.

Goal 2: Develop and engage in multi-level transdisciplinary partnerships to leverage strategies for lead poisoning prevention.

Goal 3: Create lead-safe environments by identifying and reducing lead hazards where children live, play, learn, and spend time.

Goal 4: Advance public health best practices, policies, and interventions through data-driven research.

Goal 5: Timely detection of all children who are lead poisoned through universal evaluation and risk-appropriate blood lead testing.

Goal 6: Provide equitable and child-centered care for families who are lead poisoned through integrated case management and environmental services.

CLPPB Fact Sheets

CLPPB fact sheets provide information about California's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, including key initiatives and associated results.

Screen shot of CLPPB overview fact sheet​Program Overview (PDF)

screen shot of Magelan Recall Fact SheetCLPPB’s Efforts in Response to the Magellan LeadCare Test Kit Recall (PDF)

COVID Response fact sheetStrategies to Address Declining Blood Lead Screening Rates During COVID-19 (PDF)

COVID Impacts Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts and Solutions (PDF)

CLPPB's website is organized by audience. The links below provide information tailored to the different groups who work to prevent childhood lead poisoning. For additional information about CLPPB and its services, please contact us.

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