The Lead Poisoning Awareness Project is a partnership between Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice (HH/CFEJ), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Savannah State Lead Prevention Program, Healthy People, the OEA Head Start, the Chatham County Health Department's Division of Environmental Health and Absyssinia Baptist Church's Mission Society.
The purpose of the partnership is to enhance the community's level of education and awareness about lead poisoning. The partnership works to help residents grow their capacity to develop solutions to lead poisoning problems in Savannah. One important focus of the partnership is to increase the testing of lead in children from hard-to-reach populations. Another major focus of the partnership is to help change public policy to protect families in Savannah from lead poisoning.