Local County Programs - Resources

Case Management & HHLPSS Data Entry
Remote Visual Risk Assessment Guidelines & Templates
State Hygienic Lab Blood Lead Analysis Guidelines & Testing Supplies

IDPH recommends medical providers and clinicians continue testing children during the LeadCare test kit recall and supply shortage. The Iowa State Hygienic Lab (SHL) in Ankeny, Iowa has provided the following guidelines and testing supply forms for LeadCare II users.  Visit theCDC for additional information and updates on the LeadCare test kit recall.

2020 Iowa County Lead Report Cards

2020 Iowa County Lead Report Cards

In 2020, Iowa tested 3% fewer children under 6 years of age for a statewide testing rate of 22 percent, compared to 25 percent in 2019.  Similar decreases in the rate of testing occurred in children 2 and 3 years of age, while testing rates of children 1 year in age increased from 68 percent to 70 percent.  Statewide blood lead testing rates continued to fall below the below the state goal of 75 percent for children 1 and 2 years in age.

County lead report cards provide blood lead testing rates and lead risk factor information on all 99 counties and the state as a whole.  Each report card includes key data points on the front and educational information about the effects of lead poisoning on the back.  Report cards for each county can be printed and handed out to medical providers, clinicians, local public health officials, and other child health service providers as a way to  increase awareness about the health impacts of lead poisoning on children.

The 2020 Iowa county lead report cards were developed in collaboration with the Iowa Childhood Lead Advisory Workgroup (CLAW), Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy, and the Iowa Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Click here to download a copy of the 2020 Iowa County Lead Report Card.  Instructions for finding and printing your county’s report card can be found on page 2.

CLPPP Contractor Meetings
September 30, 2020 Meeting Materials

Additional meeting information & resources

Finding a Certified Lead Professional

Lead Professional Certification ensures that lead inspectors and/or risk assessors and visual risk assessors are properly trained and certified to identify lead hazards, and to assure that lead hazards have been remediated. Certification also ensures that lead abatement contractors, lead abatement workers, and lead-safe renovators are properly trained and certified to conduct abatement that will properly eliminate lead hazards, and to conduct renovation, remodeling and painting in a safe manner.

For a list of Iowa certified lead professionals and additional information regarding lead certification in Iowa, visit the Lead Professional Certification website at https://idph.iowa.gov/Environmental-Health-Services/Lead-Professional-Certification.

Lead Laws and Codes

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