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Outreach Toolkit

Resources for Lead Poisoning Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) has developed this toolkit to assist Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) in their outreach and education efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The toolkit may be adapted for use by community organizations and medical provider offices.

For children living in homes with lead hazards, the additional time spent at home during the COVID-19 pandemic may be increasing their risk for lead poisoning. Additionally, many families are not keeping up with their well-child visits and children are missing important interventions like blood lead tests and immunizations. The materials in this toolkit were developed to help CLPPPs address these concerns in the communities they serve.

The toolkit includes:

Web Page – Community Resources for Staying Lead-Safe During COVID-19

CLPPB has developed a web page, Resources for Staying Lead-Safe During COVID-19, to provide information about lead safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The web page provides lead poisoning prevention resources, including activities for kids, curricula for child care providers, schools and parents, and information about blood lead testing.

Educational Flyers for Lead Poisoning Prevention

These flyers address potential lead exposures that may be occurring more frequently while families are spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

​Is Lead Hiding in Your Home? 

Bilingual (English/Spanish) flyer (PDF)

Is Lead Hiding In Your Home? flyer

Fixing Up Your Home During COVID-19?

Bilingual (English/Spanish) flyer (PDF)

Fisxing Up Your Home During COVID-19 flyer




Customizable Template Letters for Providers

Two template letters are provided for outreach to health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first letter encourages providers to continue with lead prevention efforts and highlights specific actions caregivers and families can take to reduce lead risks to children. The second letter is a resource for health care providers to send to families encouraging them to return to their health care provider's office for well-child visits. Both letters are customizable. You may also include health care provider and patient education materials with these letters.

Letter to Health Care Providers

Encourages providers to continue with lead prevention efforts and highlights specific actions caregivers and families can take to reduce lead risks to children.

Health Care Provider Letter to Patients

Letter templates for health care providers to send to families encouraging them to return to their health care provider's office for well-child visits. Templates are available in English and Spanish.

Social Media Toolkit

This social media toolkit provides sample messaging, stock images, and hashtags to use when conducting outreach and education with parents and caregivers via social media platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Messages focus on lead prevention efforts parents can take and encourage parents to continue scheduling and attending routine well-child visits. Other sample messages in this toolkit address the actions health care providers and clinics are taking to make health care provider visits safe.

Hashtags:

#ItsSafeToComeIn
#CallYourDoctor
#CallYourPediatrician
#COVID19
#COVID19families
#EsSeguroEntrar
#LlameaSuMédico
#COVID19CAFamilias

"It's Safe to Come In" Stock Images:

Health care provider wearing a maskDoctor wearing a mask talking to someone in the foregroundGroup of doctors wearng masksPediatrician with a child and parent wearing masks