Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (the Program) is a department of the Alameda County Community Development Agency and is the organization responsible for grant management and deliverables. The goal of the Project is to increase the number of healthy homes in Alameda County for low-income families with children and adolescents 0-18 years diagnosed with asthma/respiratory distress. By combining education and low-cost housing interventions with the concurrent medical model, an improvement in the health status of children will be demonstrated by quarterly evaluations of participants from Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland and a self-reported reduction in the frequency of emergency room visits and by asthma severity status reports. Housing intervention success is identified by a reduction in allergen levels. The Project is designed to work with existing asthma service providers who will recruit and pre-qualify potential Project participants.