Blood Lead Screenings

October 24 – 30, 2021 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. About 3.3 million American families have children under 6 years of age at risk of exposure to lead. Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Families and Campaign partners can get more information here: CDC - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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New Report on the Decreasing Rate of Uninsured Kids

February 26, 2016

A new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) report, produced by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), shows the number of U.S. children who lack health insurance fell by 1 million — from 7.5% of all children in 2013 to 6.3% in 2014. The analysis shows that decreases in the uninsured were especially pronounced among Hispanic and non-White children (-1.9 percentage points and -1.5 percentage points, respectively) and those living in families with a low household income (-1.7 percentage points) — groups that historically have been most likely to be uninsured. The report includes state-specific 2-page profiles that illustrate these trends for all 50 states and D.C. The full report and state summary profiles can be found in the State Level Trends in Children's Health Insurance Coverage (2016 Report) on the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) website.