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Investing in our children. Investing in our community.

Making Lancaster County a healthier place for ALL. 

Lancaster County has one of the highest rates of elevated blood lead levels in Pennsylvania, making lead exposure and poisoning a significant health issue for children in our communities. That’s why Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has launched Lead-Free Families—a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive program aimed at creating a strong pathway to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Lancaster County.

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It is estimated that some 91,000 homes in Lancaster County have lead hazards, often from lead-based paint. Lead-Free Families has set a goal of identifying and remediating lead hazards in at least 2,800 Lancaster County homes over the next 10 years, while also providing community education and temporary housing and support services for families during remediation.

With a $50 million initial investment by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lead-Free Families is the first such program in the United States to be 100-percent funded and led by a health system—part of our commitment to making our community a healthier place for all.

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About Lead-Free Families

The Lead-Free Families program provides comprehensive services to address lead hazards in Lancaster Homes and prevent lead poisoning among children in our community. From in-home lead testing and remediation to healthcare and social service support, we surround impacted families with the resources they need.

About Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a serious and chronic health condition that is incurable but 100-percent preventable. It is particularly dangerous to children ages 6 and younger and pregnant women. Testing, prevention and early interventions are key to addressing this health issue in our community.

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LG Health and Lead-Free Families believe strongly in the power of partnerships. From local governments and school districts to healthcare providers, community organizations, and even you – our neighbors – we all play a role in making Lancaster County a healthier place for all.

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