Childhood lead poisoning and managed care

Michael Weitzman, James R. Campbell, Stanley Schaffer

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Childhood lead poisoning is a problem that disproportionately affects impoverished children. Many aspects of affected children’s lives may be involved in the prevention and treatment of this disease. Changes in child health services are occurring in the context of fundamental changes of virtually all human services. Managed care changes may alter the sites where children get primary care services, the content of that care, and linkages of medical services to public health, nutrition support, housing, mental health, educational, and social services. This article discusses the opportunities and the dangers that managed care changes may pose to the prevention and treatment of childhood lead poisoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998


  • Lead poisoning
  • Managed care
  • Medicaid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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