Revised follow-up chart for diagnostic & confirmed BLLs

October 5, 2017

The new Follow-up Schedule has been revised to meet the new changes to blood lead testing and follow-up for North Carolina, as outlined in the Program Expansion Implementation Plan. Note that blood lead levels will be truncated rather than rounded … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Fawn Pattison

October 1, 2017

Fawn Pattison is a consultant to non-profit organizations and academic programs seeking to amplify their impact on environmental health issues. Currently, she is working closely with NC Child to address the policy obstacles to eliminating childhood lead exposure, and with … Continued

New web course on air quality and asthma

August 29, 2017

CDC has teamed with EPA to develop—and accredit—a new course designed for family medicine physicians, internists, pediatricians, occupational and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, asthma educators, pulmonary specialists, cardiologists, and other medical professionals, “Particle Pollution and Your Patients’ Health”. This … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Lenora Smith

August 1, 2017

Lenora Smith is the Executive Director of the Partnership Effort for the Advancement of Children’s Health (PEACH), in Durham. She began her work with PEACH in 1998. From the beginning, Lenora sought accessible opportunities for community members and much of … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Sherry Rathod

June 1, 2017

Sherry Rathod is the LeadSafe Outreach Coordinator for the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services Department. Educating the community about lead poisoning and coordinating outreach efforts are among her many responsibilities in this position. Sherry has been with the … Continued

June is National Healthy Homes Month

May 25, 2017

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes and its partners are sponsoring National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). This year’s theme, “Just What the Doctor Ordered,” amplifies the vital role that pediatricians and other healthcare professionals play in making … Continued

More Important Information About LeadCare Analysis

May 17, 2017

Click here to read more information about the FDA’s alert on the LeadCare analyzers. “The FDA’s warning is based on currently available data that indicate Magellan lead tests, when performed on blood drawn from a vein, may provide results that … Continued