Erie County's Lead it Go
2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Erie County, N.Y., NY
Best In Category
About the Program
Category: Health (Best in Category)
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and Beyond Boundaries offer a free, voluntary pilot program to address the negative effects of toxic lead exposure in Erie County children from birth to age three years. The ECDOH Division of Environmental Health’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program can refer children with an elevated blood lead level (EBLL) to the Lead it Go program, before potential developmental delays appear. Lead it Go differs from the Early Intervention services, which are also provided to eligible children at no cost. The Early Intervention program provides services to children with a diagnosed disability or developmental delay determined through a multidisciplinary evaluation completed by contracted evaluation agencies.