A network of experts in reproductive and children’s environmental health

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)

The PEHSU program collaborates with subject matter experts across the United States to provide quality instructional material including the development of interactive, self-paced e-Learning courses. Registration is required, however the courses are free. Upon course completion, participants are to obtain CE credit.
To view our selection of Online Courses, please visit the PEHSU National Classroom.

National Webinars

The PEHSU program hosts a regularly scheduled series of scientific webinars. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide a forum for regular discourse on scientific issues and to facilitate the development of educational material that will be made available on-demand to a wider audience and as part of our educational products offering. The following types of webinars are offered: Case Conference, Journal Club, and Grand Rounds. 
For upcoming webinars please visit PEHSU National Webinars.

National Fact Sheets

The PEHSU program provides fact sheets on certain emerging reproductive and children's environmental health issues. Each fact sheet is tailored to either a health professional audience or to the general public. All fact sheets are provided for review within your web browser and also available to download in PDF format.
To view all PEHSU National Fact Sheets available on this site, please visit PEHSU National Fact Sheets.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Although the PEHSU program does not fund research activities, there are selected peer reviewed journal articles on topics germane to reproductive and children's environmental health available on this site.
To search peer reviewed journal articles available on this site, please consult our PEHSU National Resource Catalog

Other Resources

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.

Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters PDF (EnglishEspañol)

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.