Childhood Blood Lead Testing and Incidence of Blood Lead Levels of 10 mcg/dL or Greater by Zip Code: Beginning 2003
This dataset contains the number and rate of children that reside in each New York State zip code, excluding New York City, who were tested for lead and identified for the first time within the specified time period to have elevated concentrations of lead in their blood. An elevated blood lead concentration of ≥ 10 mcg/dL is defined by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the level requiring public health intervention. Under current NYS Public Health Law and implementing regulations, health care providers are required to test all children for lead at or around age one year and again at or around age two years. Health care providers are also required to assess all children age six months to 72 months of age at least once annually for lead exposure, with blood lead testing for all children found to be at risk, based on those assessments. For more information, check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/, or go to the “About” tab.
Healthy Neighborhoods Program, Housing Demographics and Conditions, Initial Visits and Revisits: Beginning 2006 - 2009 Funding Cycle
The NYS Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) is a healthy homes program that seeks to reduce the burden of housing-related illness and injury. County health departments are funded to implement the program in selected high-risk target areas. A surveyor assesses conditions in each home and provides interventions and guidance to address identified hazards. A quarter of homes receive an follow-up visit (revisit). The dataset includes information about building characteristics, primary respondent demographics and the presence/absence of 34 specific housing conditions for dwellings visited by each county program. For more information, check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/indoors/healthy_neighborhoods/, or go to the "About" tab.