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Investing in our children. Investing in our community.

Making Lancaster County a healthier place for ALL. 

Lancaster County has one of the highest rates of elevated blood lead levels in Pennsylvania, making lead exposure and poisoning a significant health issue for children in our communities. That’s why Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has launched Lead-Free Families—a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive program aimed at creating a strong pathway to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Lancaster County.

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It is estimated that some 91,000 homes in Lancaster County have lead hazards, often from lead-based paint. Lead-Free Families has set a goal of identifying and remediating lead hazards in at least 2,800 Lancaster County homes over the next 10 years, while also providing community education and support services for families. 

With a $50 million initial investment by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lead-Free Families is the first such program in the United States to be 100-percent funded and led by a health system—part of our commitment to making our community a healthier place for all.

Contact our team at 717-544-LEAD (5323) or at to learn more. Follow us on Facebook here.

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About Lead-Free Families

The Lead-Free Families program provides comprehensive services to address lead hazards in Lancaster Homes and prevent lead poisoning among children in our community. From in-home lead testing and remediation to healthcare and social service support, we surround impacted families with the resources they need.

About Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a serious and chronic health condition that is incurable but 100-percent preventable. It is particularly dangerous to children ages 6 and younger and pregnant women. Testing, prevention and early interventions are key to addressing this health issue in our community.

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LG Health and Lead-Free Families believe strongly in the power of partnerships. From local governments and school districts to healthcare providers, community organizations, and even you – our neighbors – we all play a role in making Lancaster County a healthier place for all.

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