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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. www.pehsu.net
The South East Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit prepared this website on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as part of the cooperative agreement award number 1 U61TS000237-01 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.