CLAW – Childhood Lead Advisory Workgroup

Advancing Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention through collective impact.  

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program  and the Institute for Public Health Practice, Research and Policy have collaborated to form a statewide workgroup to facilitate improved outreach, education, and program changes to prevent childhood lead poisoning in Iowa. The Childhood Lead Advisory Workgroup (CLAW) members include local housing officials, medical professionals, public health officials, elected officials as well as other child health and housing services professionals. The group, formed in 2019, develops comprehensive strategies to prevent childhood lead poisoning through statewide policy and program changes. Two subgroups have been added to address specific issues. The Housing Policy subgroups aim is to prevent childhood lead poisoning in Iowa through increased awareness about lead-based paint and housing related issues. The Blood Lead Testing & Training subgroups aim is to Increase blood lead testing of children under 6 years in age through improved testing guidelines, policy, outreach and education.

CLAW Contributions

2021 Iowa Lead Report Cards

Stakeholder Survey Report

Meaningful Metrics Report

Iowa Lead and Housing Survey