Goal: Improve the public's health through advanced environmental health knowledge
The Health & Environment Program advances environmental knowledge among health professionals to improve the public's health with a special emphasis on children and underserved populations.
Through the development of national agendas, trainings, curriculum integration, and strategic partnerships, we facilitate the integration of environmental health into health care provider education and practice.
NEEF has undertaken several projects to incorporate environmental health into health care provider education under the Health Care Provider Initiative. These projects include:
- Children's Environmental Health Faculty Champions
- Pediatric Asthma Initiative
- Pediatric Environmental History Initiative
- Pesticides Initiative
- Children and Nature Initiative: Prescriptions for Outdoor Activity
- Climate Change
New Orleans Nature Champion Training January 26, 2013
LSU/Children’s Hospital pediatrician Dr. Sarah Stender, NEEF’s newly trained Nature Champion, talks about the importance of prescribing nature and bringing the Children and Nature Initiative: Rx for Outdoor Activity to New Orleans.
NEEF's project in New Orleans is funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.