Regional Lead Resource Centers

The Department of Health supports three Regional Lead Resource Centers. The Resource Centers provide:

  • Education and support to medical providers and local health departments within their region. Centers work to improve lead testing, education, and prevention activities. The Centers use many kinds of outreach, including newsletters, websites, grand rounds, and other meetings;
  • Consultation with medical providers on the medical management of children and pregnant women with lead poisoning;
  • Consultation with local health department staff on case coordination of children and pregnant women with lead poisoning;
  • Lead poisoning prevention information and materials.

There are three Regional Lead Resource Centers:

  1. Montefiore Medical Center in New York City
  2. State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse
  3. Kaleida Health/Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Together, the centers provide statewide coverage. The Centers in Syracuse and Buffalo partner with Albany Medical College and University of Rochester, respectively, to assist with regional coverage.

For more information

Contact your nearest Regional Lead Resource Center - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program