Public Health Interventions for Lead Poisoning

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2020 Lead Poisoning Prevention (LPP) Week is October 25-31

This is a prime opportunity to educate the people in your communities on how to prevent 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 two categories. Please choose one of the following tabs.


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.


Last Revised: October 26, 2020