The Community Health Outreach Division monitors the results of mandatory testing for childhood lead poisoning, provides case management for lead poisoned children, and works with other agencies to remediate lead hazards that can cause lead poisoning. These efforts are collectively referred to as “Lead Safe Orange,” and include the Lead Poisoning Prevention, Healthy Neighborhoods and Primary Prevention programs.
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
This program tracks the results of lead testing for children 6 months to 6 years of age throughout Orange County. Staff provides outreach through home visits, health fairs and other venues to identify children who need lead testing. Case management is provided for lead poisoned children, including home visits to provide lead poisoning education and to encourage medical follow-ups for lead poisoned children.
Primary Prevention Program
As areas with high rates of residential lead hazards and a high risk of childhood lead poisoning, Census tracts 3, 4, and 5 in Newburgh and 11, 13 and 14 in Middletown are targeted for more intensive lead inspection and remediation efforts.
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 845-568-5237.