Resources for Health Professionals
The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units are dedicated to increasing knowledge about environmental medicine among healthcare professionals around reproductive and children’s environmental health. Many of the environmental risks that lead to ill health can be lessened or prevented with proper healthcare provider education and preparation. Healthcare providers are well-positioned to deliver care and health education needed to protect children from environmental threats and to share information with colleagues.
Our main avenues for sharing reproductive and children's environmental health materials are our interactive, self-paced courses, webinar series, fact sheets, and peer reviewed journal articles. A summary of each type of resource is provided below along with a link to find out more information.
To search our available resources across all resource formats, please visit our PEHSU National Resource Catalog.
Interactive Online Courses (Self-Paced)
National Fact Sheets
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
A Story of Health
This new eBook is an interactive document with multiple chapters that features prompts for embedded information and links to online resources on how to promote health and prevent disease. A Story of Health is the result of a collaboration among the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Program Agency (OEHHA), the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU).
Topics covered in A Story of Health: infertility/reproductive health, childhood cancer - leukemia, asthma, and developmental disabilities.
More information on this resource and a link to download the eBook can be found on the Western States (Region 9) PEHSU site.
Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters
In 2013, The White House Hurricane Sandy Task Force sought to harmonize flood clean-up guidance across federal agencies to preclude mixed messages to the public. This led to the development of the National Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Indoor Environmental Pollutants Work Group. In 2015, harmonized efforts created federal agency guidelines for mold remediation. This includes guidance from federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) on safe mold clean-up after a natural disaster. This document was the culmination of two years of meetings and providing supporting literature for recommendations.
The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) are supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: NU61TS000296 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSUs by providing partial funding to CDC/ATSDR through Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. The content on this website has not been formally disseminated by CDC/ATSDR or the EPA and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. Use of trade names that may be mentioned is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the CDC/ATSDR or EPA.