Lead exposure proves to be a preventable, but persistent problem in Connecticut because of varied barriers to effective prevention and treatment. Public health professionals serve diverse family situations and sociocultural circumstances to effectively navigate the complex web of political, medical, and social barriers to successful lead exposure treatment. Despite their wide swath of experience, limited resources and ever-changing circumstances limit the impact they are able to make. Partnering with the Yale Regional Lead Treatment Team allowed for further exploration of the experiences of patients that have experienced lead exposure and discovery of innovative ways to overcome the various political, medical, and social barriers.
New Haven, CT
public health, lead, blood lead level, lead exposure in children, health literacy, health education, mapping
McGovern, Cade; Wasim, Natasha; Bollampally, Pooja; Chen, Tammy; Maher, Will; Wilczynski, Marta; Foley, Brianna; Hood, Nicole; and Humphries, Debbie, "Yale New Haven Hospital - Regional Lead Treatment Center" (2018). Practice Based Community Health Research Reports. 15.