Health and Environment

Our health and the environment are intimately connected, as the quality of our surroundings can have a profound impact on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being

Asthma, Allergies, and Air Quality

Maintaining good air quality is important for both preventing and managing respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies. This can include taking steps to reduce pollution and other sources of indoor and outdoor air irritants, as well as taking precautions like wearing masks or avoiding outdoor activities during times of poor air quality.

The Air We Breathe

Discover the impact of air quality on public health and how climate change exacerbates respiratory issues...

Getting Schooled in Air Quality

Explore the impact of indoor air pollution on student health. With 90% of Americans indoors, learn how asthma...

Asthma Triggers on the Rise

Did You Know? Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children 7.5% of children in the US have asthma, 2.3%...

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Five Common Indoor Asthma Triggers

Approximately 25 million people in the US are affected by asthma. This infographic shows the five most common indoor asthma triggers.

When is Allergy Season?

Allergies are one of the most common chronic health conditions worldwide. Find out how to get prepared for...

Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma Online Course

This eLearning program was developed to help pediatric healthcare providers and clinicians manage...

Asthma Awareness Month 2022 with Dr. Wendy Osefo

NEEF teamed up with Dr. Wendy Osefo to raise awareness for pediatric asthma. As the mother of a child with...

Wildfire Season Is Coming: Protect Yourself from Environmental Asthma Triggers

As wildfire season begins, learn how wildfire smoke impacts your health, and how you and your family can...

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Sun Safety
Learn about UV Radiation and Sun Protection

NEEF's SunWise program is a free environmental and health education program that teaches K-8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone.

climate change, Extreme Weather, and Your Health

Extreme weather events such as heat waves, cold snaps, hurricanes, and floods can have a significant impact on a person's health, increasing the risk of heat stroke, hypothermia, dehydration, and other weather-related illnesses. In addition, extreme weather can also contribute to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

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Children's Health in a Changing Climate

Children are more vulnerable to risks like asthma associated with climate change due to several factors. Help protect your family by understanding and preparing for these weather and climate-related risks.

How Greening Communities Can Reduce Violence and Promote Health

Studies show that adding green spaces reduces community violence while supporting public health and...

Human Health in a Changing Climate

Global climate change is projected to have profound effects on human health, especially for vulnerable groups...

Warmer Winters and Your Health: Five Ways That Climate Change Impacts You

Discover the effects of climate change and warmer winters on human health.

Extreme Weather and Mental Health

Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, drought, extreme heat, and wildfires are occurring at...

Extreme Heat and Your Health

Explore the rising frequency of heatwaves and their impact on health in the US. Learn how to protect yourself...

Pet Health and the Environment
Our furry, feathered, and finned friends

Learn how climate change and extreme weather can affect your pets.

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Health, Home, and the Outdoors

Webinars, courses, and infographics that help you understand how your environment affects your health and well-being.

Using Nature to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being

This webinar and associated resources share ways that healthcare professionals, outdoor interpretive and...

Nature Champion Online Course

The Nature Champion Course aims to build capacity among health care providers, clinicians, and mental health...

Health Heroes

The Health Heroes infographic shows how our homes can affect our health.

Children’s Health and Nature Fact Sheet

NEEF's comprehensive Children's Health and Nature Fact Sheet contains highlights of published literature...

Adult Health and Nature Fact Sheet

NEEF's Adult Health and Nature Fact Sheet reviews the current state of adult health and published literature...

Children and Nature Infographic

NEEF's Children and Nature Infographic offers a visual display on how being active in nature can lead to...

Amplify your Impact with NEEF

Meaningful, lasting change is possible when we work together. NEEF leverages its National Environmental Education Act (NEEA) appropriation to raise public and private matching funds at a ratio of 3:1, creating value and amplifying the impact of our partners

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