The Colorado Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CCLPPP) is a CDC-funded program with overarching program strategies in partnership building, surveillance, case investigation & management, prevention, and evaluation.
For local public health agencies
CCLPPP relies on local public health agencies to ensure children with confirmed elevated blood lead levels are linked to appropriate follow-up services.
Local public health agencies are encouraged to educate their communities on the risk of lead poisoning and promote blood lead screenings in targeted high-risk areas.
- Targeted Lead Outreach Tool – Use this tool to identify target areas to increase blood lead screenings for children under 6 years old.
- Lead Investigations
- Exposure investigation questionnaire | En Español
- Exposure Investigation Case Report Form
- Help CCLPPP track environmental exposures by using our case report form after conducting lead exposure investigations. Send completed reports to email@example.com.
- Lead Investigation Reimbursement – Local health agencies can be reimbursed for performing or contracting lead inspections
- State Certified Lead Evaluation Firms
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment follow-up letter | En Español
For healthcare providers and laboratories
- For health professionals
For parents and families
No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, the ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. The good news is that childhood lead poisoning is 100% preventable.
A blood test is the best readily available way to measure exposure to lead. See if a lead test is recommended for your child:
Additional parent and family resources:
- Common sources of lead | En Español | In Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
- Lead screening guide for parents and guardians | En Español
- Dirt Alert | En Español
- Lead in wild game fact sheet | En Español
- Frequently asked questions about lead in drinking water | En Español
Data and publications
- CCLPPP program report (Rename 2018 CCLPPP Program Report)
- Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES)
- Colorado Environmental Public Health Tracking
- CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
- CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Data, Statistics, and Surveillance