Gov. DeWine Announces Initiative to Enhance Medicaid’s Lead Abatement Program

Yesterday, Governor Mike DeWine announced the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services approved the use of Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funds to expand lead abatement efforts in Ohio.  With this approval, the state of Ohio can move forward to reduce lead exposure and mitigate its impacts on Ohio’s most vulnerable population.

Read the full statement from Governor DeWine here

You are a key component to realizing a future where no child experiences preventable lead exposure. Join us at the Ohio AAP Annual Meeting to hear from Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and advocate, as she shares her experiences in Flint’s water crisis. You can also join our new lead prevention program to improve your practice’s work in lead screening and resource sharing with families.

To register for Annual Meeting, see the Ohio AAP website.

If you are interested in participating in the Ohio AAP Lead Prevention QI program, contact Renee Dickman at

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