MAJOR PLAYERS AND INFLUENCES
Creating a robust children’s environmental health movement and putting the recommendations and activities outlined in this blueprint into action will require the engagement of many groups and “influencers.”
Historical homes of influence for children’s environmental health include:
- the health professional community;
- non-profit advocacy organizations;
- impacted communities;
- federal, state, and municipal governments and policy makers;
- the research community;
- educators (at all levels including schools and child care);
- and funders both from government entities and foundations.
These groups all continue to play a role in children’s health. Additional major players and groups include business, individuals and families, media, and non-health sector entities such as those in housing, planning, transportation, and food and agriculture.