Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Tool Kit

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Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Tool Kit

Description

This toolkit was developed in response to the increasing number of refugee children entering in the United States and subsequently developing elevated blood lead levels. It provides information and resources about lead poisoning prevention and how to educate the refugee population.

The toolkit is divided into three sections:

  • Refugee resettlement worker module
    • This self-guided module provides information about the importance of identifying and determining possible lead hazards in the homes of newly arrived refugee children, assuring blood lead medical services to these children, and educating the refugee population on lead poisoning prevention.
    • This module was developed for refugee coordinators, refugee health coordinators, state and local health departments, and additional organizations involved with the well-being and resettlement of refugees.
  • Medical provider module
    • This self-guided module provides information about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation for identifying children with elevated blood lead levels and early postarrival medical evaluation and therapy.
    • This module was developed for those involved with direct medical services to refugees.
  • Resources
    • This section includes resources for refugee resettlement workers and medical providers such as frequently asked questions about CDC’s recommendations for lead poisoning prevention in newly arrived refugee children, fact sheets, training materials, links to childhood lead poisoning prevention organizations, and more.
    • These resources were collected to assist anyone interested in learning more about the issue of lead poisoning among newly arrived refugee children.

Developer:

Office of Refugee Resettlement; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: February 2011
Last Updated: 03/02/11

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