Environmental Health Surveillance and Reporting
Environmental Health Data
The Kansas Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (Tracking) works in partnership with the CDC to track health outcomes that may be related to environmental exposures. The program provides a public website and data explorer that provides health outcomes and environmental exposures data to inform policy development, program planning, grant applications, environmental health surveillance, community level interventions, and public health research.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment conducts blood lead surveillance for the state of Kansas. Surveillance activities are provided through a partnership with local health departments and other entities involved in the testing, reporting, monitoring and management of blood lead. Blood lead data for Kansas is compiled and made available through the Kansas Environmental Public Health Tracking Program.
Learn more by visiting the Environmental Health Data webpage or by emailing the Kansas Environmental Public Health Tracking Program.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
There is no safe blood lead level for children. Even low levels of lead poisoning have been shown to affect cognitive development and academic achievement. Early detection of lead poisoning through testing and lead exposure prevention are important ways to protect children. The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at KDHE works with the CDC through a cooperative agreement to conduct childhood blood lead surveillance and support secondary prevention strategies.
Learn more by visiting the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program webpage.
Blood Lead Results Reporting
The results of any blood lead draw (capillary, venous or unknown sample type) on a Kansas child or adult that produces a quantifiable result and is analyzed by a CLIA-certified facility or an approved portable device is reportable to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
Elevated blood lead test results and non-elevated blood lead test results in children and adults are reportable directly to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics within 24 hours.
The Kansas Environmental Public Health Tracking program conducts blood lead surveillance for the state of Kansas. Surveillance activities are provided through a partnership with local health departments and other entities involved in the testing, reporting, monitoring, and management of blood lead.
Providers that are not currently submitting blood lead testing results electronically can now submit their results through the Blood Lead Results Reporting Web-based Portal. The reporting portal allows providers to electronically submit blood lead testing results to KDHE. Results can be submitted by downloading a template to enter results into and then uploading the file back up to the application portal or by adding individuals records directly into the application. Instructions for use are provided on the main page of the portal application. Providers must set up an account with a password before using the application.