About Our Environmental Health Initiative
Asthma and lead poisoning have significant impacts on families and communities. Both can affect a child’s quality of life and have devastating consequences. We are dedicated to creating healthy environments where Wisconsin kids live, learn and play.
Asthma is a common, deadly, expensive and disruptive lung disease. The good news is that it can be managed and controlled. We’ve gathered the best resources, most current information and expert training materials for educators, families and health care professionals across Wisconsin who need help creating asthma-friendly environments.
Lead poisoning can cause damage to the brain and body, and children younger than age 6 are most vulnerable to lead’s harmful effects. The good news is that lead poisoning is preventable. We are collaborating with clinical and community partners to provide consistent messaging about lead poisoning prevention and control, connect families to resources, and coordinate care for children with lead exposure.