Statewide Programs

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

This program provides:

  • Blood lead surveillance, data, and reports.
  • Lead poisoning education and outreach. 
  • Health services for children with elevated blood lead levels.
  • Health services for children at risk of lead poisoning.
  • Funding to local health departments.  Local health departments use the funding to provide a nurse to visit your home.  The nurse discusses ways to help lower your child's elevated blood lead level.  Local health departments also provide:
    • Blood lead testing (call to see if site provides testing).
    • Presentations and training about lead and lead poisoning prevention.   
    • Please call your local health department for these services.  
Lead Safe Home Program

This program helps families identify and remove lead-hazards from homes. (LSHP Brochure) (LSHP Brochure Spanish)

To qualify for the program, eligibility is based on your:

  • Complete application
  • Medicaid status
  • Home location

To apply for the program, submit a Lead Safe Home Program Application. (English) (Spanish) (Arabic)

Drinking water testing

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is offering free water testing for a limited number of homes in lead Action Level Exceedance (ALE) communities. Learn if your water supply is under an ALE. Allowing MDHHS to test your water may help determine how much lead may be in your water and if lead is coming from: 

  1. Plumbing inside your home (faucets, fittings, or pipes).
  2. The service line outside your home.

Testing your water will also help the community. Results can help MDHHS confirm that the recommended amount of time for flushing pipes is still appropriate. Testing is free and can be scheduled at a time that works for you. We will take strict precautions to ensure your safety and ours. These precautions include COVID-19 screening questions, use of face masks and social distancing. 

Call the MDHHS Drinking Water Hotline at 844-934-1315 if you are interested in participating.