Cleveland Schools Lead Screening Project: How You Can Help

Photo of Nursing student giving an eye exam to a child.

Help Expand Our Efforts

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University has launched a pilot program to help address what program director Marilyn “Lynn” Lotas called a “crisis of lead exposure among Cleveland’s children.” 

The school already has received generous funding for lead screening and treatment outreach.  This fundraising campaign is seeking private donations to support the parent education and follow-up programs.

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Every $1 spent on screening saves $7 in future public health costs

Gifts of every amount are appreciated and will be put toward immediate use. Here’s a look at how your contribution will impact this project.

$5,165: Lead Screening Parent Education and Outreach Program and Family Post-Screening Healthy Next Steps for one elementary school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (the CMSD has nearly 70 elementary schools with pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs)

$1,000: School/Parent Liaison Activities for a community member to work with each family and the follow-up Navigation Team for one school

$500: Information and Education Packets for Parents at one school

$54: Written Notifications to Parents of Lead Screening results for one school

$26: Parent Information Session Supplies – multiple meetings are required per school in order to accommodate parent work schedules

Learn More About Cleveland Schools Lead Screening Project.

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