Children ages 1 & 2 covered by Medicaid who were tested for lead in Vermont

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Why This Indicator Matters

Exposure to this environmental toxin can have serious effects on physical and mental development, and young children and pregnant women are at special risk. Lead poisoning is preventable. Vermont maintains a goal of universal screening of blood lead levels for 1 and 2 year olds. Vermont was the first state to define 5 µg/dL as an elevated blood lead level in the level; the CDC now concurs. It is recognized that no level of exposure to lead is safe.
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Definitions: The percent of children ages 1 and 2 who are eligible for the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit who received a screening blood lead test

Data Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Annual EPSDT Participation Report, Form CMS-416 (State) Fiscal Years 2008-2016. Analysis by Voices for Vermont's Children.

Footnotes: Indicator updated July 2018