The Break the Cycle 10 Conference is April 23-24, 2015

To regsiter or for more information, please click the button belowBreak the cycle 10 Application

We aim to improve the health of children in our region and to inform families, communities, and health care providers about environmental hazards, their effects, and practical ways to protect our children's health.
The Southeast PEHSU
    -Alabama     -Florida
    -Georgia     -Kentucky
    -Mississippi     -North Carolina
    -South Carolina     -Tennessee

  Break the Cycle Monographs
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Application available for BTC 10
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Break the Cycle is a collaborative interdisciplinary research and training program with University faculty who mentored graduate students in academic tracks that focus on the environmental impact on children’s health. The target populations are communities where the environmental hazards are related to circumstances of social and economic disadvantage. Each student was required to develop a project that focuses on reducing or preventing environmental health related illnesses and disorders for children who live in these communities. Each student developed a creative project to “break the cycle” at any point.

In addition, during this workshop there will be presentations from national experts in the areas of children’s environmental health disparities, indoor air quality and the Healthy Homes Project.
For information, contact Laura Wells at
PEHSU's are typically based at university medical centers, and are located across the US, in Canada and Mexico. This network responds to requests for information and consultation on environmentally related health effects in children.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000118-05 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing funds to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301-0. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.