Welcome to the Alabama Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (ACLPPP). The ACLPPP is the product of the collaborative efforts of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Bureaus of Family Health Services and Environmental Services, the Alabama Medicaid Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

**Per ADPH Administrative Code 420-4-1, Blood Lead Levels are a notifiable condition in Alabama; therefore, all blood lead results should be reported to the ACLPPP. Attached are reporting forms for Non-Elevated Levels and Elevated Levels. They are a recommended way of reporting if the results are not being reported electronically.


Our mission is to help every child in Alabama develop to his or her maximum potential by promoting a lead free environment and healthy lifestyle. To accomplish this mission, the ACLPPP provides education and outreach, case investigation, and case management services to help prevent further lead exposure in Alabama's children.

The ACLPPP provides several case management services which are made available to the families of children diagnosed with elevated blood lead levels. The following services are intended to help promote a healthy lifestyle and environment which will prevent further lead exposure.

Health Education

Our health education team provides information about primary and secondary lead poisoning prevention including the sources and health effects of lead, ways to reduce lead exposure in the home, tips for working with lead safely, and recommendations for the disposal of lead-contaminated waste. This information is provided through individual case management, health fairs, on-site training, and community events.

Case Management

Our case management team of care coordinators consists of social workers, nurses, or other health care personnel who help arrange additional visits to the health care provider for lead testing and other recommended follow-up. In addition, care coordinators provide home visits to identify sources of home lead exposure, educate families on nutritional and cleaning recommendations which reduce lead exposure, and identify others in the household who are at risk for lead poisoning.

Case Surveillance/Investigation

Our trained staff of environmental professionals provides home visits to identify sources of lead exposure. These visits include the taking of paint, dust, soil, water, or other samples for laboratory analysis.

Page last updated: February 24, 2020