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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

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"Even small amounts of lead can harm a child’s health. Ask your child’s doctor about a blood lead test". (2020 Campaign Message)

About Us

The Ventura County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides services to the community for the purpose of increasing awareness regarding the hazards of lead exposure, reducing lead exposure, and increasing the number of children assessed and appropriately blood tested for lead poisoning. Our mission is to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of lead poisoning among Ventura County's children under the age of six, as well as other high-risk children.

Our Services

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  • Information and resources for lead poisoning prevention
  • Community health worker outreach and education available in English/ Spanish
  • Public health nurse case management services
  • Environmental Health Specialist services for community outreach and home inspection to children with elevated blood lead levels
  • Community referrals and resources for lead screening
  • Community outreach at public events and health fairs

For more information about our services, click here!

For a new webpage on Resources for Staying Lead-Safe During COVID-19, click here!

Blood Lead Testing

  • Blood lead testing can be done as part of the Well Child Physical or can be requested by your Primary Care Doctor; please schedule an appointment with your clinic. Free testing is available to all children who are eligible for Medi-Cal Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Gateway. Click on Ventura County CHDP Providers for our list of providers and schedule an appointment.

Family Resources

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  • Click here to check out our educational handouts, posters, and additional online resources for you and your family. 

Health Care Provider Resources

  • Click here to check out the latest guidelines, educational materials, posters, and additional online resources for your practice. 

 

Contact Us

Telephone: 805-981-5291
Fax: 805-658-4505
 
To order educational handouts, posters, and brochures, please fill out the Materials Order Form with your request. (Note: New materials just added to the form.)
 
 
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Referrals to Healthy Homes Ventura County for free lead paint abatement program for those that qualify. Please visit http://vchca.org/hhvc for more information. 
 

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Product Recalls and Consumer Warnings

For the latest recalls and safety alerts, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.

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Visit the California Department of Public Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch for additional information on lead exposure and lead poisoning.

 

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