Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP+)
This program tracts all lead testing activity for children in the county ages 6 months and older. Outreach is done via home visits, presentations, and health fairs to identify children who need testing and to provide information about health services for children. Case management is provided for lead poisoned children (blood lead levels of > 5 ug/dL) including home visits with the family to provide education on lead hazards, prevention methods, and to ensure medical follow-up for the child through ongoing monitoring, ensuring testing is in accordance with NYSDOH guidelines.
The Environmental Health Division, in collaboration with CHO staff, conducts environmental evaluations in the homes of all lead poisoned children. In addition, risk-reduction education is provided to community groups, schools, health practitioners, landlords, and homeowner associations. The program offers free training on lead awareness, lead safe work practices and the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule to contractors, homeowners, childcare providers, parents, residents, and landlords.
Healthy Neighborhoods Program
The Healthy Neighborhoods program targets areas of high environmental health risk in the cities of Newburgh and Middletown. Staff assists residents in identifying, and education on controlling, lead hazards (as well as other health risks). View the Healthy Neighborhoods Program page for additional information on this program.
For more information on lead poisoning prevention and remediation, call 845-360-6680.