Karna to perform CDC HHLPSS development and support for 3 more years
Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of months or years.
Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal.
Under a new 3-year contract, Karna will continue to develop and maintain the Healthy Homes Lead Poison Surveillance System (HHLPSS) software, which gives state and local health departments valuable and necessary tools for lead case management and tracking capabilities.
Karna's work includes engagement and support of the states which use HHLPSS as a means to manage and improve their programs while collecting valuable data used for evaluation, analysis, targeting, and allocating resources.
Karna provides CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) on-going development, deployment, maintenance, documentation, training, and end-user support for HHLPSS.