MCAH Programs

Contact Information
Los Angeles County                 Department of Public Health
Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 210-02
Commerce, CA 90022
(800) LA-4-LEAD
Fax (323) 890-8736
About Us


Program Description

The Los Angeles County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides services to the community to increase awareness regarding the sources of lead, to reduce lead exposures and to increase the number of children assessed and tested for lead poisoning. CLPPP offers home visitation, environmental home inspections and nutritional assessments to families of lead burdened children. CLPPP also provides information and educational materials to the general public, medical providers, schools and community-based organizations. Our team work closely together to ensure the needs of the lead-burdened children are met; to promote screening; to carry out primary prevention, targeted outreach and education, and surveillance activities.                                                                                                           

Mission Statement

To prevent the adverse impact of lead poisoning on the children of Los Angeles County by reducing the incidence of lead poisoning and providing a comprehensive response to support lead burdened children and their families.


Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Unit Responsibilities

Health Problems





School Outreach and Art Contest

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:

Lead Safe Work Practices Partnership

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