Clinical and Community Solutions to Lead-Free Children
Environmental lead disproportionately impacts vulnerable groups, including children living in low-income areas and children of certain ethnic and racial groups. In Milwaukee, the highest lead levels are contained in old housing stock. To address this issue, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin is funding a collaborative lead prevention project with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, and the Social Development Commission.
The project’s goal is to increase the connectedness between the clinical and community responses following a positive lead test. Increased connectedness and communication will help mitigate ongoing lead exposures and decrease lead poisoning in Milwaukee. The project is currently connecting with individuals and groups with concerns about environmental lead, including parents and community leaders, community-based organizations, clinicians, the local and state health department, coalitions, and the city housing department.
View project webinars to learn more about lead in Milwaukee and ongoing work of the partnership: