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Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Elimination Plan 


Wisconsin has adopted the mission to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Wisconsin.

Phase 1: [Completed]

A strategic plan to eliminate childhood lead poisoning was completed in June, 2004 and revised in August 2006. For these plans or the current year's workplan contact the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (WCLPPP) at 608-266-5817. 

Phase 2: [On-going]

Implementing and evaluating the strategic workplan is actively ongoing. Subcommittees were formed to complete the activities set forth in the workplan. An advisory group, the Implementation and Oversight Committee (IOC), meets 2 to 3 times per year to track the progress of the subcommittees and make recommendations for action. In the table below are awards given to members of the committee and products from the work of the IOC members.

Kris Freundlich, Division of Enterprise Services, Department of Health Services In May, 2013, Kristine Freundlich was nominated (PDF, 279 KB) by the WCLPPP program and others for the Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award for her excellence in facilitating public health initiatives. Kris has been an essential partner of the Implementation and Oversight Committee that advises the state’s work to eliminate lead poisoning in Wisconsin. Her special talent for effectively bringing people together has helped Wisconsin strategically address eliminating lead poisoning.
Jeff Havlena accepts Lead-Safe Kids Award from Chuck Warzecha. In April 2013, Jeff Havlena (left), former data surveillance manager for the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, received the Lead Safe Kids award in Dr. Kitty's honor from current IOC Co-chair Chuck Warzecha, Director, DPH Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health. 


Tom Sieger receives "Lead-Safe for Kids Sake" recognition from Karen Ordinans. Lead-Safe Kids award was given to former lead poisoning elimination advisory committee co-chair and former Public Health Deputy Administrator, Tom Sieger, by Karen Ordinans, Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin.

For details about upcoming meetings or who the members of the committee are, please contact the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, 608-266-5817. 


Initially four subcommittees were formed to implement the activities included in the four major areas of the elimination plan. In 2009, the Funding and Resources and Correcting Hazards in Housing subcommittees combined their efforts. The subcommittees meet independently of the IOC and report their progress at each IOC meeting. For details of activities and meeting dates, contact the subcommittee chair listed below.


Housing and Resources

Targeting High Risk Populations For Blood Lead Testing

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