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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Nevada Outreach Video

Nevada expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which means more parents and other adults may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance. Research has shown that when parents are insured, they are more likely to enroll their children. Las Vegas-based Foundation for Positively Kids, has a network of community-based, school-based, and specialty health care clinics that provide health services to children and families. Positively Kids has integrated enrollment assistance to children and parents who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP throughout their health care clinics and beyond, engaging a robust community coalition to reach the uninsured.