Health Promotion and Education

The Child Health and Disability Prevention Program provides health education resource materials for parents, medical providers, dental providers, schools, community organizations and the public.

CHDP Information Brochures

Childhood Lead Poisoning Exposure Prevention

Lead can be found in many places inside and outside your home.

Lead can hurt your child. Lead can harm a child's brain. Lead poisoning can make it hard for children to learn, pay attention and behave. Most children who have lead poisoning do not look or act sick.

Ask your child's doctor about testing for lead. The only way to know if your child has lead poisoning is for your child to get a blood test for lead at 1 and 2 years of age. Some children over 2 also need to get tested.

Find additional information in the handouts below:

Tobacco Prevention

Visit the Santa Barbara County Public Health Tobacco Prevention Program (TPP) to learn about a variety of prevention, enforcement, and support services available to the community including information about electronic smoking devices (commonly referred to as e-cigarettes or "vapes";). There are growing concerns about the health risks associating with vaping including death.

Tobacco Prevention Program (TPP)

Electronic Smoking Devices