Pediatric Environmental History Initiative
Goal: Incorporate environmental history taking into the pediatric clinical practice of health care providers.
NEEF's Pediatric Environmental History Initiative is a multi-year campaign to make environmental history-taking a routine practice for health care providers. This will enable health care providers to address environmental conditions that may prevent a child from reaching optimum health, increase public awareness of environmental exposures, and improve communication between health professionals and the public on environmental exposure-related disease.
NEEF's Pediatric Environmental History Forms are included in the following resources:
- ATSDR's Pediatric Environmental Health online course
- Textbook: Pediatric Environmental Health, 3rd edition by American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health; Editor Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD; Associate Editor Sophie J. Balk, MPH
- Textbook: Nursing Care for Children, 4th edition by Susan R. James, Kristine Nelson, and Jean Ashwill
- Textbook: Pediatric Primary Care, 4th edition by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, and Catherine G. Blosser
- Textbook: Maternal-Child Nursing, 3rd edition by Emily McKinney, Susan James, Sharon Murray, and Jean Ashwill
- Contemporary Pediatrics article: Safeguarding kids from environmental hazards