Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Public Health Interventions for Lead Poisoning
Local health departments provide services to children and their families who are exposed to lead. The information on this page is for local health department staff members. It includes:
- The Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Handbook.
- Forms and templates for managing the cases of children exposed to lead.
- A video on how to do a lead risk assessment.
You can find job aids for the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System—the online case management data system—on the HHLPSS Job Aids page. For information on how to submit a claim, view the Medicaid Reimbursement for Lead-Related Services page. Lead investigators can find lead investigation reminders and updates on the 2023 Regulatory Update for Lead Investigators page.
Standards for the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program are laid out in the chapters below:
- Chapter 1: Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and Public Health Improvement Initiatives, P-00660-1 (PDF)
- Chapter 2: Standards and Legislation on Lead Hazards and Exposure, P-00660-2 (PDF)
- Chapter 3: Toxicology, Societal Costs of Lead Exposure, Sources and Routes of Lead Exposure, P-00660-3 (PDF)
- Chapter 4: Primary Prevention and Educating for Behavior Change, P-00660-4 (PDF)
- Chapter 5: Screening and Diagnosis of Childhood Lead Poisoning, P-00660-5 (PDF)
- Chapter 6: Nursing Case Management of a Child with Lead Poisoning, P-00660-6 (PDF)
- Chapter 7: Environmental Assessment and Intervention for a Child with Lead Poisoning, P-00660-7 (PDF)
- Chapter 8: Medical Management of Childhood Lead Poisoning, P-00660-8 (PDF)
- Chapter 9: Nutrition and Childhood Lead Poisoning, P-00660-9 (PDF)
- Chapter 10: Developmental Assessment and Intervention for a Child with Lead Exposure, P-00660-10 (PDF)
- Chapter 11: Lead Toxicity and Reproductive Health, Pregnant and Lactating Women, and Fetal and Infant Development, P-00660-11 (PDF)
- Chapter 12: Medicaid Reimbursement of Service to Children with Lead Poisoning is currently not available; learn how to submit a claim on our Medicaid Reimbursement for Lead-Related Services page.
- Appendix A: Forms, P-00660-A (PDF)
- Appendix B: Samples, P-00660-B (PDF)
Some of the links below take you directly to the form. Others take you to a webpage where you can print a PDF. Whenever possible, please fill out the Word document.
- Blood Lead Lab Reporting, F-00017 (Word)
- Nursing Case Management Report, F-44771A
- Medicaid Targeted Case Management Fact Sheet – Childhood Lead Poisoning, F-44771AA (Word)
- Nursing Case Closure Report, F-44771B
- Property Investigation Report, F-44771C
- Property Investigation Closure Report, F-44771D
Templates for environmental risk assessment
Lead hazard investigators and lead risk assessors from local health departments are required to use the following templates for property investigations in cases of lead-poisoned children. If your health department is using a different template, you may submit it for review and approval by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).
- Scope of Work to Correct Lead Hazards (Word)
- Work Specification Language for Lead Hazard Reduction (Word)
- Risk Assessment Report (Word)
- Lead Work Orders Letter (Word)
- Lead Clearance Examination Report (Word)
Wisconsin has a number of statutes and administrative rules with respect to childhood lead poisoning prevention, including those that pertain to local health departments, child care centers, and other facilities and departments. You can also find resources on our Tools for Outreach page.