June is National Healthy Homes Month! See below for more information.


Welcome to the Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (LHHCLPPP)


The Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is a program of the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health. Our program’s goals are to:

  • eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Louisiana
  • ensure that all healthcare providers test children under the age of six for lead in their blood 
  • reduce or eliminate lead in the home by testing homes and properties for lead hazards
  • coordinate care for children affected by lead poisoning


Healthcare and social service providers, caregivers and families, and contractors and property owners all play a role in keeping Louisiana's children safe from lead poisoning. Browse the options below to find out what you need to know about lead, and what steps you can take to prevent lead poisoning.



June is National Healthy Homes Month

June is National Healthy Homes Month! The Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (LHHCLPPP) is working to ensure Louisiana families have healthy and lead-safe homes by:

  • Working with physicians, nurses, WIC clinics, and other healthcare service providers to increase blood lead level screening across the state. By law, all children should be screened for elevated lead levels before age 6.
  • Providing case management services to families of children with elevated blood lead levels.
  • Educating public health partners, including staff in WIC Clinics and Head Start Centers, on how they can help prevent and address lead poisoning.



About Us
Here you'll find information on our services and how to apply for them, how we're funded, where our services are located via an interactive map, and how to contact us. 


For Healthcare and Social Service Professionals
We welcome visitors from the healthcare and social services fields including physicians, nurses, advanced practice professionals, social workers, and public health agency representatives. Here you'll find information on care coordination, case management, clinical guidelines for testing, and further help in regards to the complex resource system for patient supports and services following a positive lead screen.

For Families and Caregivers
Partnerships make us stronger and we want to partner with the families we serve! Visit here if you're a parent or caregiver to find information about lead poisoning prevention, supportive services, how to make your home lead-safe, and more.



Lead Abatement Services and Contractors
Our program has partnered with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer lead abatement services to a limited number of homeowners, landlords, and tenants who qualify. We also offer general information for and about certified lead contractors. Visit here to find out more.



Resource Hub
Visit here to skip directly to our Resource Hub for national, state, and diagnosis-specific resources and supports for CYSHCN and thier families, including resources specific to lead poisoning prevention.


Data Center
Visit here to view our fact sheets and data reports. You can also gain access to our data request form here.


Our Partners

Visit here to learn more about programs within the Bureau of Family Health serving CYSHCN.



Press Announcements and Safety Alerts


June 18th, 2018: LHHCLPPP celebrates National Healthy Homes Month from HUD and recognizes June 18th-23rd 2018 as Healthy Homes Week in Louisiana


March 22nd, 2018: Update from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on findings from ongoing investigations into Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Testing.


August 4th, 2017: Warning from the FDA regarding high levels of lead in Balguti Kesaria Ayurvedic Medicine


May 17th, 2017: Warning from the FDA regarding the potential for falsely-low blood lead test results from Magellelan LeadCare