Public Health Interventions for Lead Poisoning

Local health departments (LHDs) provide services to children who are exposed to lead and to their families.

The information on this page is for LHD staff, and includes:

Job aids for the online case management data system, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System now is on the HHLPSS Job Aids webpage.

Information for public health professionals on submitting a claim for Medicaid reimbursement for lead-related services.

 

Information on this page has been organized into three categories. Please choose one of the following tabs.

Handbook

The standards of practice of the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and its agents, i.e., local health departments, are laid out in this handbook, Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Handbook for Local Public Health Departments, P-00660 (PDF).

Chapter 1. The 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. Information on how to proceed with Medicaid reimbursement for lead-related services is available.

Appendix A. Forms, P-00660-A (PDF)

Appendix B. Samples for Environmental Investigation and Lead Hazard Reduction, P-00660-B (PDF)

Forms and Templates

Reporting forms

While some of the forms linked below take you directly to the form, others go to a webpage where you have an option to print a PDF. Whenever possible, please fill out the Word-fillable document.

Blood Lead Lab Reporting, F-00017 (Word)

Nursing Case Management Report/Case Management of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels, F-44771A

Medicaid Targeted Case Management Fact Sheet - Childhood Lead Poisoning, F-44771AA (Word)

Nursing Case Closure Report/Case Management of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels, F-44771B

Property Investigation Report/Case Management of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels, F-44771C

Property Investigation Closure Report/Case Management of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels, F-44771D

Templates for environmental risk assessment

Effective January 1, 2018, lead hazard investigators and lead risk assessors from local health departments are required to use the following templates for various aspects of all property investigations for lead-poisoned children. If your health department already has a template that is currently being used, you may submit it for review and approval by DHS.

Lead Scope of Work template (Word)

Lead Work Specifications template (Word)

Risk Assessment Report template (Word)

Work Orders Letter template (Word)

Clearance Report template (Word)

For more information

Wisconsin statutes and administrative rules: Wisconsin has a number of statutes and administrative rules with respect to childhood lead poisoning prevention, such as for local health departments, in child care centers, and other facilities, and in other departments.

Go to this resource page for outreach toolkits and other resources.

 

HHLPSS Job Aids

The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (HHLPSS) is a web-based, case management and surveillance application that was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for state and local childhood lead poisoning prevention programs. HHLPSS is used to track blood lead test results, addresses associated with elevated blood lead levels, case management activities, lead hazard investigations, and lead hazard remediation.

The following job aids will assist you with negotiating the Wisconsin HHLPSS web-based system. For the most successful experience, use Internet Explorer for your internet platform; do not use Chrome or Firefox. If you have questions, please contact the HHLPSS Coordinator, 608-266-5817, or via email, DHS Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Introductory

HHLPSS Job Aid 1.2: Getting a WILMS Account, P-02299-1.2 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 1.3: Logging into HHLPSS, P-02299-1.3 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 1.4: HHLPSS Modules, P-02299-1.4 (PDF)

Alerts

HHLPSS Job Aid 2.1: Clinical Alerts, P-02299-2.1 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 2.2: Investigation Alerts, P-02299-2.2 (PDF)

Clinical

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.1: Find a Patient and Patient Information, P-02299-3.1 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.2: Clinical Letters, P-02299-3.2 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.3: Adding Family Members and Guardian (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.4: Patient Address, P-02299-3.4 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.5: Viewing Blood Lead Tests, P-02299-3.5 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.6: Case Details: Initiation and Information, P-02299-3.6 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.7: Case Closure, P-02299-3.7 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.8: Case Exposure Sources, P-02299-3.8 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.9: Associated Persons and Household Members, P-02299-3.9 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.10: Other Blood Tests, P-02299-3.10 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.11: Other Medical Information, P-02299-3.11 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.12: Chelation, P-02299-3.12 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.13: Patient Notes, P-02299-3.13 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 3.14: Patient Attachments, P-02299-3.14 (PDF)

Environmental

HHLPSS Job Aid 4.1: Find an Address, P-02299-4.1 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 4.2: Entering Property Notes, P-02299-4.2 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 4.3: Adding Attachments, P-02299-4.3 (PDF)

HHLPSS Job Aid 4.4: Adding a Supplemental Address, P-02299-4.4 (PDF)

Reports

HHLPSS Job Aid 5.1: Blood Lead Tests Report, P-02299-5.1 (PDF)

Last Revised: October 24, 2019