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NEEF's work is designed to build a broad, inclusive coalition of stakeholders to focus on environmental health concerns and benefits. From training tens of thousands of health care professionals about various environmental health issues, including taking a patient's environmental history, environmental management of pediatric asthma, and promoting outdoor activities to help prevent a variety of health conditions including obesity and diabetes, NEEF's programs provide resources and training to healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes.

Below, you can learn more about NEEF's programs as well as browse resources for health care practitioners and faculty about incorporating pediatric environmental health into teaching programs and practices.

NEEF Programs & Initiatives
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Pediatric Asthma

NEEF's Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma Guidelines engages providers on foundational information and skills for asthma care & management.
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Nature Champions

NEEF is educating health care providers & land managers about the benefits of outdoor activity for better health.
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The SunWise program is a free environmental & health education program to teach K-8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone.
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Pediatric Environmental History

NEEF’s environmental history form draws from the medical literature and current best practices.
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Position Statement

Our statement calls for improvements in environmental health education for health professionals and recommends specific, necessary actions.
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CEHN's Pediatric Environmental Health Training Resource

These resources assist health care practitioners and faculty with incorporating pediatric environmental health into teaching programs and practices.
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Climate Change and Human Health

The effects of global climate change include profound effects on human health.
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