Childhood lead poisoning prevention: A program plan for Galveston County

dc.contributor.advisorLaura Rudkin, Ph.Den_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWayne Snodgrass, M.D., Ph.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJonathan B. Ward, Jr.en_US
dc.creatorSteven T. Lamben_US
dc.description.abstractChildhood lead poisoning continues to cause permanent brain damage and other serious sequelae throughout the United States. Although the prevalence is decreasing nationwide, Galveston County lags considerably behind most sections of the country. In 2003, the United States prevalence of lead poisoning in children under 6 years old had dropped to 1.93%, while Galveston County remained at 11.5% and its largest city, Galveston, was still 17.8%. Recent loss of grant funding further challenged Galveston County Health District’s efforts to address this crisis.\r\n Nationwide evaluations of childhood lead poisoning prevention programs have identified state-of-the-art programmatic elements consistently producing positive outcomes. From this data, recommendations have been developed to guide local programs. In this capstone, these guidelines are applied to evaluate Galveston County Health District’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. A robust plan will then be provided to optimize program effectiveness and minimize this threat to the children of Galveston County.en_US
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dc.subjectvenous sampleen_US
dc.subjectTDSHS granten_US
dc.subjectprogrammatic evaluationen_US
dc.subjectElevated blood lead levelen_US
dc.subjectcapillary sampleen_US
dc.subject4Cs clinicen_US
dc.titleChildhood lead poisoning prevention: A program plan for Galveston Countyen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US Medicine and Community Healthen_US University of Texas Medical Branchen_US of Public Healthen_US