The Children's Environmental Health Network is a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment.
To achieve this mission, the Network has had several goals:
- to promote the development of sound public health and child-focused national policy
- to stimulate prevention-oriented research
- to educate health professionals, policy makers and community members in preventive strategies; and
- to elevate public awareness of environmental hazards to children.
Today, CEHN is the voice of children’s environmental health in the nation’s capitol, one that is uniquely informed by a strong basis in pediatric and environmental health science.
The Network has been working on the national level since 1992 in the following areas:
- Education: The Network works to stimulate the education of key audiences regarding the environmental health needs of children, including health care professionals, policymakers, and community members.
- Policy: The Network works to protect all children from environmental hazards and to promote a healthy environment for children through sound and prevention-based public health policies.
- Research: The Network works to stimulate research on the health effects for children of environmental exposures; stimulate research in preventive and innovative strategies; explore and define what are health environments for children; and forge linkages between researches and others working on behalf of children.
The Network also publishes a variety of Resources on Children's Environmental Health.