Healthy Homes Section PLAN TO ELIMINATE CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING IN MICHIGAN UPDATE Efforts in Michigan Decreased childhood EBL cases in both severity and numerically Increased number of children tested and reported to MDCH Positive trend causes - possible Epidemiological survey
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Sponsored by MDCH and 13 additional organizations.
Local, state and national health and housing experts.
200 were in attendance and MDCH plans to host a second conference in the next two years.Statewide Lead Conference
June 1, 1998
June 19, 2008
Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan
Contact: Paul Haan, Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan (616) 241-3300
CLEARCorps Detroit & Wayne State University
CONTACT: Mary Sue Schottenfels, CLEARCorps Detroit
In 2003, the number of children with an EBL greater than 10ug/dL was 3,141 (3.2% of those tested). In 2007, that number dropped to 2,031 (1.4% of those tested)
More than 50% decrease, even though more children were tested.
This pattern persists during this period for:
1- and 2-year olds
Children insured by Medicaid
Various ranges of elevated levels (10 to 14ug/dL, 15 to 19ug/dL, 20ug/dL and up).
Testing in some of the target communities has leveled.
From 2006 to 2007, testing among 1- and 2-year olds in the 13 target communities together declined slightly.
The greatest increase was in the city of Lansing due mainly to testing in WIC clinics.
Progress of the Task Force and the publication of its final report
A new version of the Statewide Screening/Testing Plan has been drafted, shifting the geographic focus from ZIP codes to the now 14 Target Communities.
Dearborn was added
Muskegon target community expanded to include Muskegon Heights.
2008 goal for each target community:
20% increase in testing among 1- and 2-year olds over 2007.
In 2007, while the statewide rate of EBL children identified was 1.4%, smaller areas within the state showed much higher rates.
Detroit had a rate of 3.5%,
Benton Harbor was at 5.3%
Highland Park was at 10.4%
One Detroit ZIP code was over 10%, while ZIP codes from several cities around the state were over 5.0%.
27 different Census Block Groups, from Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Highland Park and Muskegon, with EBL rates over 20% (minimum 10 children tested).
Reviewing eligibility criteria based upon:
1) a developmental delay, and/or
2) a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
Criteria for eligibility related to lead poisoning should be clarified to include the blood lead level at which a child would be eligible for Early On.
“Lead – blood lead level at or above 10 micrograms per deciliter (> 10 μg/dL)”.
Michigan Department of Education held public hearings related to eligibility criteria in November 2007.
Recommendations are being finalized.
Approval from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, has been sought.Early On® Redesign Process
MDCH has been awarded $1,000,000 per year for the past three years for lead poisoning prevention activities.
MDCH was the recipient of Clean Michigan Initiative Bond funding for in fiscal year 2000 through 2004. The funds were allocated as follows:
Wesley F. Priem
Healthy Homes Section
Michigan Department of Community Health
Power Point by:
Leslie Jaquette, Section Secretary