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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, Environmental Services, and Clinical Laboratories; the Alabama Medicaid Agency; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Per ADPH Administrative Code 420-4-1, blood lead results are a notifiable condition in Alabama; therefore, physicians, dentists, nurses, medical examiners, hospital administrators, nursing home administrators, lab directors, school principals, and day care directors are responsible for reporting them to the ADPH. The recommended method of reporting is through direct electronic submission or by using the Communicable Disease REPORT Card


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 lead exposure in Alabama's children. The program also seeks to build relationships with other healthcare professionals in the state, especially those specializing in pediatrics, to enhance existing services and ensure objectives are met.

The ACLPPP provides several services which are made available to the families of children identified with blood lead levels which exceed the CDC blood lead reference value of 3.5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL). The following services are intended to promote a healthy lifestyle and ensure a safe environment free of lead hazards.

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

Environmental Surveys

Our trained staff of environmental professionals provide environmental surveys to identify sources of lead exposure in the home. These visits include the collection of paint, dust, soil, water, and other samples for laboratory analysis through the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories.

Page last updated: July 11, 2023