Lead & Asthma Care


lead 2In light of the current lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey, the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, wants to make you aware of our CME-approved webinar, now available on NJAAP’s website as enduring material. The webinar, “Identification and Management of Lead Poisoning and Asthma Care,” is available to all providers interested in learning more about lead poisoning and prevention, the many sources of lead, those at highest risk, its health implications, and what to do when an elevated lead level is detected.  For those not interested in CME credit, a power point presentation is also available, as well as helpful resources for both providers and patients.

Originally created after SuperStorm Sandy, the webinar was developed through the Healthy Homes Initiative funded by the New Jersey Department of Health to help providers and practices identify, treat and manage lead poisoning, as well as asthma, in children – two of the biggest health threats that still exist as a result of the storm.  The resulting program is now being offered as a CME webinar.

The goal of the Healthy Homes Initiative is to educate primary care practices on strategies to address exposure to lead and other housing-based hazards that may impact the health of children and pregnant women.  By registering for the CME webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of conducting lead exposure surveillance and screening children for lead poisoning
  • Utilize training resources so you know what to do, and who to contact, should you identify a patient with elevated lead levels or other health hazard
  • Serve as a reliable source of recovery information in order to help prevent exposure to lead and other housing-based hazards
  • Promote the maintenance of a healthy home
  • Identify the link between a change in housing status as a result of a natural disaster, and the health manifestations you will see in the clinical setting