The Los Angeles County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) was
established in 1991, as a result of the California legislature mandating the
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop and enact a standard of
care for identifying and managing children with elevated blood lead levels.
CLPPP, funded by the CDPH, is structurally placed under two Programs within
Department of Public Health. The team of public health nurses, health educators,
and epidemiology staff is under Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs;
and the team of registered environmental health specialists is under
Environmental Health. The two teams work closely together to ensure nursing and
environmental case management and follow-up for lead-burdened children; to
promote screening; and to carry out primary prevention, targeted outreach and
education, and surveillance activities.
Los Angeles County Department of
Public Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program (CLPPP) has, as part of its outreach program, a
Lead Awareness Art Contest. At the beginning of
the school year teachers are invited to teach a class in
lead awareness, using CLPPP’s curriculum. After
the class is conducted, students are encouraged to
create a poster on their understanding of lead poisoning
prevention, and submit it to the CLPPP Program.
One winner per grade is selected.
Winners receive a trophy and all participants get a
certificate of participation. Winners of past Art
Contests are listed below: