About Community Outreach

The Departments of Public Health, Mental Health and Health Services continue to support and conduct outreach to residents in the communities affected by the release of hazardous materials from Exide Technologies, the former battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA.

With the support of Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Department of Public Health led an unprecedented effort on June 10, 2017, to conduct a door-to-door community outreach event to homes within 1.7 miles of the Exide facility. Outreach teams visited households in Bell, Boyle Heights, Commerce, Maywood, East Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Vernon to conduct a health survey to understand the concerns and needs of residents and provide health education materials and resources.

Community Engagement

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are re-engaging in the affected Exide Preliminary Investigation Area (PIA) to provide community members with available services and resources. For more information, please check the Exide and Lead Information Resource Center Flyer to know when the CHWs will be conducting outreach.

Upcoming Blood Lead Testing Event(s)

Blood Lead Testing Event

ELA Community Resource Center Fall Festival 2023

Time: October 27th, 2023, Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Address: 4801 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

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Information & Resources

Background
Early Needs Response for Infant and Child Health Program
Blood Lead Testing
Additional Programs

Flyers

Environmental Health

Protect Your Family's Health

Environmental Health

Protect Your Family's Health

Updated: 2023-09-21 View >>

Environmental Health

Medical Provider Fact Sheet: EXIDE

Environmental Health

Medical Provider Fact Sheet: EXIDE

Updated: 2023-07-06 View >>

Environmental Health

For Your Doctor / Para Su Médico

Environmental Health

For Your Doctor / Para Su Médico

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Steps to Lower Risk of Lead Exposure

Tips for communities near the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon, CA