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Program or Service Description:
The Blood Lead Reduction Grant is a long term funding award to the Intergovernmental Grants Dept. (IGD) from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to contract lead abatement in St. Clair County. In order to fulfill grant requirements, IGD has partnered with the St. Clair County Health Department, which provides special blood lead screening and testing services for children age 6 months to 6 years. In addition, blood lead education and outreach is extended to medical providers, community agencies and the general public.
The Lead Screening program, an assessment tool, is utilized to determine potential risks for children to have elevated Blood Lead levels which can lead to health related problems.
What are the goals of the program?
To assess children that receive health department services for the potential risk of high lead levels and conduct testing and referrals as needed. To follow up on any IDPH reporting of high lead levels in children and enroll those into case management services for follow up on medical care issues.
Who is this program/service for?
Children age 6 months to six years.
Who is eligible for this program/service?
Residents of St Clair County.
For More Information Contact:
St. Clair County Health Department
19 Public Square, Suite 150
Belleville, IL 62220-1624