Getting the Reporting Right: Improving PA’s Lead Poisoning Surveillance Data Sharing

To ensure appropriate resources are directed to reduce the incidence of childhood lead exposure and poisoning, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania annually publishes a Childhood Lead Surveillance report.

The reports for 2016 and 2017 were released in December 2018.

These reports provide useful raw data that show that nearly 10,000 children are still testing positive for lead poisoning annually.  However, the reports don’t tell us enough to fully inform decisions that can result in significantly more resources being deployed effectively to save children from the lifelong consequences of lead poisoning. This report from PCCY, does that.

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