Local health departments provide services to children and families exposed to lead.
Resources for local public health departments:
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services Childhood Blood Lead Level Case Management Guidelines, P-03474 (PDF) (a quick reference for follow-up actions to take based on a child's blood lead level)
- Division of Public Health Grants and Contracts (GAC) System (includes links to Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program template objectives, boundary statement, and program quality criteria)
- Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Medicaid Reimbursement for Lead-Related Services
- 2023 Regulatory Update for Lead Investigators
- Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System job aids
Other resources linked on this page include:
- The Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Handbook.
- Forms and templates for managing the cases of children exposed to lead.
- A video on how to do a lead risk assessment.
Standards for the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program are laid out in the chapters below:
- Chapter 1: Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and Public Health Improvement Initiatives, P-00660-1 (PDF)
- Chapter 2: Standards and Legislation on Lead Hazards and Exposure, P-00660-2 (PDF)
- Chapter 3: Toxicology, Societal Costs of Lead Exposure, Sources and Routes of Lead Exposure, P-00660-3 (PDF)
- Chapter 4: Primary Prevention and Educating for Behavior Change, P-00660-4 (PDF)
- Chapter 5: Screening and Diagnosis of Childhood Lead Poisoning, P-00660-5 (PDF)
- Chapter 6: Nursing Case Management of a Child with Lead Poisoning, P-00660-6 (PDF)
- Chapter 7: Environmental Assessment and Intervention for a Child with Lead Poisoning, P-00660-7 (PDF)
- Chapter 8: Medical Management of Childhood Lead Poisoning, P-00660-8 (PDF)
- Chapter 9: Nutrition and Childhood Lead Poisoning, P-00660-9 (PDF)
- Chapter 10: Developmental Assessment and Intervention for a Child with Lead Exposure, P-00660-10 (PDF)
- Chapter 11: Lead Toxicity and Reproductive Health, Pregnant and Lactating Women, and Fetal and Infant Development, P-00660-11 (PDF)
- Chapter 12: Medicaid Reimbursement of Service to Children with Lead Poisoning is currently not available; learn how to submit a claim on our Medicaid Reimbursement for Lead-Related Services page.
- Appendix A: Forms, P-00660-A (PDF)
- Appendix B: Samples, P-00660-B (PDF)
Some of the links below take you directly to the form. Others take you to a webpage where you can print a PDF. Whenever possible, please fill out the Word document.
- Blood Lead Lab Reporting, F-00017 (Word)
- Nursing Case Management Report, F-44771A
- Medicaid Targeted Case Management Fact Sheet – Childhood Lead Poisoning, F-44771AA (Word)
- Nursing Case Closure Report, F-44771B
- Property Investigation Report, F-44771C
- Property Investigation Closure Report, F-44771D
Templates for environmental risk assessment
Lead hazard investigators and lead risk assessors from local health departments are required to use the following templates for property investigations in cases of lead-poisoned children. If your health department is using a different template, you may submit it for review and approval by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).
- Scope of Work to Correct Lead Hazards (Word)
- Work Specification Language for Lead Hazard Reduction (Word)
- Risk Assessment Report (Word)
- Lead Work Orders Letter (Word)
- Lead Clearance Examination Report (Word)
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Resident Questionnaire for Investigations of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels (EBL) (PDF)
Wisconsin has a number of statutes and administrative rules with respect to childhood lead poisoning prevention, including those that pertain to local health departments, child care centers, and other facilities and departments. You can also find resources on our Tools for Outreach page.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program accredits laboratories to analyze dust, soil and paint samples for lead content.