The lead-related tools for outreach hosted on this website are organized into three categories: Bookmarks, Toolkits, and Federal Resources. Choose a tab below to find information in that category.
How to Use These Bookmarks
Print the bookmarks double-sided on heavier paper, if possible. Cut out the bookmarks. Place the bookmarks in school libraries, public libraries, Little Free Libraries in your neighborhood, at your church, child care centers or wherever people go to get information.
3 larger bookmarks, P-01235 (PDF, 424 KB)
Another option - all 3 bookmark messages on a single sheet
Outreach Tools for Raising Community Awareness
Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future 2016 ¦ Tools and Resources for Community Awareness toolkit for the 2016 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is now available, (P-00554-2016; PDF, 3.4 MB) in the DHS Publications Library.
Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future 2015 ¦ Tools and Resources for Community Awareness toolkit for the 2015 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is still available, (P-00554-2015; PDF, 4.0 MB) in the DHS Publications Library, including as a web page.
Outreach Tools for those who work with families with young children - Home Visitors, Birth-To-3 staff, Child Care Providers, etc.
The Parent Group Orientation on Lead Poisoning is intended for anyone who wants to educate families with young children. You don't need to be a lead poisoning expert to do this activity to engage a group of parents during an education session or with an individual family in their home using a laptop computer or hard copy. The program consists of three parts: (1) a trainer outline to prepare the presenter (P-01243; PDF, 194 KB), (2) a slide show presentation with notes (P-01245; PPT, 7.0 MB), and (3) handouts (P-01244; PDF, 6.3 MB) that accompany and enrich the presentation.
Outreach Tool for Collecting Capillary Samples in the Clinical Setting
Capillary Collection Resource Kit, P-00715 (PDF, 648 KB) This resource kit was developed in 2007 and contains the information needed to initiate capillary blood lead sampling for patients in a health care provider's office.
For other toolkits, search for "lead" in the DHS Publications Library.
Get Your House Tested. Get Your Kids Tested. Get the Facts.
Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future is the theme of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, held in the last full week of October, observed by the federal agencies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Educating parents about the dangers of lead exposure to young children and what actions can be taken to protect children from harm is important all year round. Key messages are “Get Your Home Tested. Get Your Kids Tested. Get the Facts.”
Federal agencies have the following materials available:
Sample press release (link is external) you can customize for your community.
Newsletter article (link is external) for schools, PTAs, and other organizations.
Key messages (link is external) you can use as “tweets” or when talking with the media or the public.
Camera-ready posters and flyers (link is external), including ones you can modify to add your agency’s information.
Audio podcasts from CDC about lead poisoning prevention (link is external) and from EPA about the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (link is external), to link to on social media networking profiles.
Button, badges and stickers (link is external) and web banners (link is external) to enhance your website, blog or social media networking profiles.
Health-e-cards (link is external) you can send to your contacts by email.