In 2016, looking to improve Utah’s response to childhood lead exposure after the Flint, Michigan water crisis, pediatrician Claudia Fruin, MD formed the Utah Lead Coalition. The Utah Lead Coalition has evolved into a group of more than 20 public and private partners with the common goal of improving lead testing, reporting and education in our state. In just two short years, the coalition has created multiple standardized state lead guidelines, and in August of 2017, it was able to change the definition of elevated blood lead reflecting the CDC’s recommendation of greater than or equal to 5 micrograms per deciliter. The Utah Lead Coalition continues to fight to increase awareness of the still present and harmful effects of lead in Utah.
Utah Lead Coalition Partner Organizations
Offers free services to qualifying homeowners, renters, and landlords to make homes built before 1978 lead safe for children.
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.
Offers education, health, and family services that help disadvantaged children and families achieve their full potential.
Provides nutrition services to low-income women, infants, and children.
Provides support and services to families with children from birth to age three years who have developmental delays or disabilities.
Enforces rules and regulations on air, water, waste, radiation, and environmental response.
Pediatric health care providers working to foster the well-being of all children.
Improves the health of Utah residents through science-based environmental health policy.
Promotes the health of Salt Lake County Residents.
Provides rent subsidies and affordable housing for low-income Salt Lake City residents.
Promotes the well-being of children through clinical service, education, research, program development, and advocacy.
Provides services to help overcome homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front.