More About The Program

New Haven’s Lead Prevention Program is enhanced by the services available through its own municipal departments and via its linkages with various community agencies and programs. Using a coordinated system reciprocal referrals and information sharing with Building, Fire, Social Services and Zoning/Land-use, we have built a community network able to address housing related needs. The Health Department services include prenatal and well child care, school and public health nursing, and the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) nutrition program. As part of the child case management the Environmental Inspections Division will confer with pediatricians, clinics and human service agencies to track the progress of each child with lead poisoning. The City of New Haven Health Department has knowledgeable staff that can assist you with any questions regarding lead. The Health Department Laboratory Division provides Finger Screening on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Health Department is also responsible for investigating cases of lead poisoned children six years of age and younger with lead levels 10ug/dl or greater. The investigation entails an interview with the family, visual inspection of the premises, and paint chip, soil, and/or dust samples obtained for analysis. If the results indicate lead is present in the home, the owner will be responsible for abating the lead. It is important to have a certified lead abatement contractor remove the lead to assure proper removal and clean-up. Please note that local health departments are required to send reminder test letters to parents/guardians for capillary results 5-9 µg/ dl. The level of concern has now been lowered from 10 µg/dl to 5 µg/dl. The new protocol went into effect on July 1, 2013.

The New Haven Community Development Office administers federal assistance for New Haven’s neighborhoods. For over 39 years Community Development has delivered United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funds to New Haven’s qualifying neighborhoods for housing, public improvement, economic development and public services. In the past several years the funds have assisted owners to remediate over 233 housing units through the Lead Paint Hazard Control Program.

City of New Haven Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

City of New Haven
Health Department
Bureau of Environmental Health
54 Meadow Street, 9th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519
Attention: Paul Kowalski
(203) 946-8174