Recommendations from Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Participants: Best Practices

Catherine M Jordan, Patricia A. Lee, Ruth Hampton, Phyllis L. Pirie

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We present a program evaluation of the Phillips Lead Project, a 5-year study of the effectiveness of culture-specific, peer education in maintaining low blood lead levels of children in an inner-city neighborhood. We conducted focus groups to understand how project participants felt about the various strategies employed by the Lead Project. The purpose of this article is to describe their reactions to the project and make recommendations concerning appropriate educational strategies for lead poisoning prevention projects being undertaken in similar communities. Although this project was a research study, many of its methods, and participants' reactions to those methods, are relevant to non-research prevention programs and may be generalizable to other health issues besides lead poisoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-437
Number of pages9
JournalHealth Promotion Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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  • best practices
  • lead poisoning
  • prevention
  • program evaluation


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