The Marshall County Health Department announced today it has received a grant totaling $10,257.68 from the Indiana Department of Health. This grant is to establish a lead screening/testing program as part of the state’s Health Issues and Challenges program, which was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2021 with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.
The Marshall County Health Department will offer lead screening/testing effective immediately. All children should be tested for lead at age 1 and again at age 2. All children through age 7 should be screened for lead exposure risk and tested if needed. Call the Marshall County Health Department at 574-935-8565 to schedule an appointment for your child.
The Marshall County Health Department is one of more than 150 entities to receive funding for the Health Issues and Challenges program, which focuses on the following priority areas: tobacco use, food insecurity/obesity, lead exposure, hepatitis C, chronic disease, public health prevention programs, and substance use disorder and community health workers. Priority was given to applicants that demonstrated high need and high impact in their grant proposals.
The state awarded more than $35 million statewide in the initial round of funding.