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Children's Environmental Health

The Children's Environmental Health Unit includes three programs that play vital roles in the health of our children.

Child Care Sanitation (CCS) Program

The Child Care Sanitation (CCS) Program monitors and oversees sanitation requirements for licensed child care centers and provides consultation to local health departments regarding communicable disease control and sanitation in the child care setting. Technical assistance, continuing education and training, are provided for local health departments, environmental health specialists and public health nurses involved with the implementation of the CCS program.

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North Carolina Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

The North Carolina Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) currently coordinates clinical and environmental services aimed at eliminating childhood lead poisoning. NC CLPPP also provides technical assistance, training and oversight for local environmental health specialists, public health nurses, laboratory technicians and private medical providers to assure healthy and safe conditions. Among the program's other activities are early identification, surveillance, abatement enforcement, monitoring inspections and risk assessments.

School Sanitation Program

The School Sanitation Program monitors and oversees sanitation requirements for public and private schools, and provides consultation to local health departments regarding communicable disease control and sanitation in the school setting. Technical assistance, continuing education and training are provided for local health departments, environmental health specialists and public health nurses involved with the implementation of the School Sanitation Program.

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Contact Information

Phone: 919-707-5950
Fax: 919-870-4808
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