Childhood Lead Prevention Program

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)  works with families, health care professionals, homeowners, landlords, realtors, and other community stakeholders to prevent lead poisoning in children under the age of six. We cover Berkshire, Franklin, and Hampshire counties and services are free of charge. The program works on 2 fronts:

Education & Training – we provide information, education and trainings about lead poisoning, state laws and testing regulations & resources in the community to address lead issues.

Case Management – Community Health Outreach Workers make home visits to families with children who have elevated lead levels that are referred to us by the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Service Area Contacts

If your home or agency is located in Berkshire , Franklin , Hampshire County areas:

  • Contact: Vernetta Marra
  • Phone: 413.664.9242 xt18

Eligibility Criteria, Funding

All community agencies and groups are eligible to receive free training. Our home visiting service is available to all families with a child 6 or under, but is primarily focused on families who have a child with an elevated lead level. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

 

Lead Links

 

Check out CDC site for up-to-date information

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/