About Us

About the Utah Lead Coalition

Our Story

In 2016, looking to improve Utah’s response to childhood lead exposure, pediatrician Claudia Fruin, MD formed the Utah Lead Coalition. The Utah Lead Coalition is a group of public and private partners with the common goal of improving lead testing, reporting and education in our state. With CDC grant funding, we will continue to fight against the still present and harmful effects of lead especially in young children and pregnant women.

Utah Lead Coalition Partner Organizations

Salt Lake County Lead Safe Housing Program

Offers free services to qualifying homeowners, renters, and landlords to make homes built before 1978 lead safe for children.

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment

Dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of Utah by promoting science-based health education and interventions that result in progressive, measurable improvements to the environment.

Salt Lake County Health Department

Promotes the health of Salt Lake County Residents.

Utah Department of Health (UDOH)

Our vision is for Utah to be a place where all people can enjoy the best health possible, where all can live, grow, and prosper in healthy and safe communities.

Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Environmental Epidemiology Program

Improves the health of Utah residents through science-based environmental health policy.

American Academy of Pediatrics Utah Chapter

Pediatric health care providers working to foster the well-being of all children.

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Lead-Based Paint Program

Establishes and enforces work practice procedures for LBP activities.

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Drinking Water

Quality control for Utah’s drinking water.

UDOH APPLETREE Program

Program to reduce environmental exposures.

Housing Authority of Salt Lake City

Provides rent subsidies and affordable housing for low-income Salt Lake City residents.

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals (includes “virtual” hospital), a Medical Group with more than 2,400 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 160 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services.

University of Utah Department of Pediatrics

Promotes the well-being of children through clinical service, education, research, program development, and advocacy.

SelectHealth

Our vision is to be a model health plan by providing high-value health benefits and superior service at an affordable cost.

Utah Baby Watch Early Intervention Program

Provides support and services to families with children from birth to age three years who have developmental delays or disabilities.

Utah Head Start

Offers education, health, and family services that help disadvantaged children and families achieve their full potential.

Utah WIC

Provides nutrition services to low-income women, infants, and children.

Voices for Utah Children

Voices for Utah Children works to make Utah a place where all children thrive. We start with one basic question: “Is it good for kids?” At Voices for Utah Children, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.

The Road Home

Provides services to help overcome homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front.

Magellan Diagnostics

Lead Care point of care testing