The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) supports the goal of eliminating? e evated blood lead levels (EBLLs) in children by 2010. Activities of the Kansas Childhood? Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (KCLPPP) affirm this objective, while working to fulfill our? mission of preventing childhood lead poisoning through the reduction of lead hazards in the? environment. The greatest risk in Kansas is posed by the prevalent ratio of older homes. Primary? prevention strategies for mission accomplishment include identification of high-risk populations,? educational activities to raise awareness of lead hazards and the removal of lead hazards? resulting in an increasing number of lead-safe housing units in Kansas. This document details the? efforts of KCLPPP and reviews the steps being taken to ensure progress is being made toward? meeting the 2010 goal.? Kansas is one of only two states nationally that conduct Pre Renovation Education (PRJE)? outreach and enforcement activities. KCLPPP requires that prior to project commencement,? anyone compensated for renovation work performed in target housing (constructed prior to? 1978) provide proper disclosure, and retain proof of the disclosure, of probable lead hazards that? homeowners and tenants may contact due to the renovation work. These requirements enhance? problem awareness within the regulated community and the public simultaneously, promotes the? uss of lead safe work practices, and increases the lead safe housing stock in Kansas.? KCLPPP employs medical and environmental surveillance activities to observe, detail and? identify Kansas EBBL children (confirmed as having a blood lead level <_ Q micrograms per? deciliter /xg/dL). Activities include primary prevention, testing, environmental assessments, case? management, and technical assistance to public and private health care providers. The KCLPPP? Data Management Team (DMT) tracks all incidents of lead poisoning in Kansas and serves in? the identification and activation of case management activities for EBLL children. All data? compiled by KCLPPP is available to local government and health agencies and is a component? of .he targeting efforts used to identify high-risk areas throughout the state. KCLPPP shares all? sta.ewide data with the CDC to assist in the attainment of the 2010 goals.? KCLPPP has facilitated """"""""A F'ublic Health Action Plan for the Elimination of Childhood Lead? Poisoning in Kansas by 2010, """""""" and continues to partner with the Kansas Lead Advisory? Committee (LAC) to assess the progress of program activities. Activities in this arena include? legislative initiatives, public health awareness forums and continued partnership formation all? foe ased on meeting the 2010 goals.? An innovative primary prevention program is being implemented that combines the efforts of? KCLPPP with existing Maternal Child Health programs in Kansas. The program reaches beyond? the distribution of educational materials and pre-natal nutritional supplements to true? preventative activities by local health professionals. The Healthy Start - KCLPPP collaboration? provides for home visits, individual pre-natal health monitoring and visual environmental? assessments to identify and remediate lead hazards in high-risk homes before a child is born.? Continuing efforts by KCLPPP will focus on leveraging dollars for making housing lead-safe.? Working with local communities that receive HUD grants, KCLPP will monitor the progress? made toward the goal of expanding the lead-safe housing stock within the State. Expanding? relationships with all stakeholders, specifically landlords and housing associations, to foster an? acceptance of LSWP and regulatory compliance will positively affect program achievement.? The commitment to eliminate childhood lead poisoning that is fostered by the actions of the? KCLPP will not waver. Forging alliances with all stakeholders, exploring and creating new? collaborative efforts and reinforcing existing proven procedures for lead hazard reduction with? continue to allow KDHE to protect the health and environment of all Kansans by promoting? responsible choices.

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State and Community-Based Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (H64)
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Gavin, Karen E
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