Lead Testing Days Program
Greetings member physicians,
Summer has arrived and we’d like to invite you to volunteer a bit of your time at our Lead Testing Days events taking place at a wide variety of fun and diverse community events. Just a few hours of your time can make a difference.
King County Medical Society is grateful for all of the doctors who have volunteered to help with the testing at these events, but we need a few more. Please remember that your staff, kids, and neighbors can come and join us and get community service hours too. Without you, we cannot make these events possible.
Non-licensed volunteers can handout consent forms to parents, run the test on a LeadCare II portable blood lead analyzers, record and notify parents of blood lead level results, distribute educational materials, and hand out promotional giveaways and candy.
If you and/or your staff are a licensed professional (MD, RN, MA, phlebotomist) please consider participating in testing children’s blood lead levels. Duties for licensed volunteers include simply performing capillary draws to collect blood samples.
Please click the link below to sign up and become involved in this important public health initiative. Any amount of time you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration.
For more information, visit kcmsociety.org/events or contact Program Manager, Salem Adisu, at email@example.com
More information: Did you know that less than 5% of children in Washington state are tested for elevated lead levels? Despite our knowing lead is a toxic metal that can have severe physical and mental impacts in children, WA State falls in the bottom 5 of all states for lead testing!
King County Medical Society is proud to present the Lead Testing Days Program, a series of lead testing events for children that will take place throughout Seattle this summer. In partnership with Seattle and King County Public Health, KCMS is excited to increase prevention and awareness of lead poisoning, particularly in children, within King County.