National Center for Healthy Housing Awards $20,000 grant to LMPHW for childhood lead poisoning prevention

January 15, 2019

The National Center for Healthy Housing in collaboration with the National Environmental Health Association, the National Association of City and County Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) to use as part of their strategy for childhood lead poisoning prevention.  The award also includes six months of technical assistance.

LMPHW has worked to creae a lead-safe Louisville since 1968. We have the highest burden of children with elevated blood lead levels in KY. Our data demonstrates that black children are disproportionately affected by lead. LMPHW will use these grant funds to collaborate with partners in identifying children with elevated blood lead levels in targeted zip codes and provide resources and remediation to their families.