Blood Lead Screenings Available for Families

Did you know that higher blood lead levels are more prevalent among children from racial and ethnic minority groups and children from low-income households? Help inform families that Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Get more information here to share in your community: CDC - Blood Lead Levels in Children.

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Iowa Campaign Outreach Video

The Iowa Department of Public Health is working with Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clinics and the hawk-i outreach program to enroll children and teens into Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Through the use of presumptive eligibility, families are able to get health coverage for their children without delay.