The 2019 Education-to-Action Series has taken form as a 5-part webinar series, Protecting Children's Environmental Health: The Blueprint in Action. Each webinar explore promising efforts underway that correspond to or address one of the five Children's Environmental Health Blueprint recommendations, and each included timely calls to action updated regularly on the Act Now page.
Webinar #1: Creating & using knowledge to protect children's environmental health
Presented on March 6, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET View recording
Children’s environmental health protection relies on preventive research. Continued support is critical for filling in research gaps, including effects of multiple exposures, cumulative exposures, and psychosocial stress, as well as for gaining emerging insights from epigenetic, microbiome, and other mechanistic research. In addition to supporting continued scientific discoveries and advancements, we need to harness the evidence we already have, make it clear and accessible, and use it to inform child protective actions. Scientific findings educate and equip decision makers, health care providers, parents, communities, and others with the information they need to provide children with optimal environments for healthy development.
Webinar #2: Establishing a connected and vibrant children’s environmental health community
Presented on May 29, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET View recording
A vibrant cross-sector children’s environmental health community is vital to strengthening and aligning efforts, creating a collective voice, and catalyzing action to place children's health at the center of all decision-making. This webinar will highlight two national organizations leading their respective fields (nursing and child care) by embracing children's environmental health as critical to their organizations' and their overall fields' success, and by adding their voices to a united movement to protect children's environmental health.
Webinar #3: The Business Case for Protecting Children's Environmental Health
Presented on July 16, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET View recording
In order to protect children’s environmental health, we need to marshal the engine of the economy to achieve environments in which children can thrive and enjoy abundant opportunity for building a sustainable, economically secure future.This webinar will highlight a business membership organization and successful businesses that are leading the way to make changes in the marketplace. These visionary business leaders are working towards a robust economy that is centered around human health, equity and environmental sustainability.
Webinar #4: Mobilizing society to protect children’s environmental health
Presented on September 16, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET View recording
Children suffer harm from exposures to pollution and toxics, and early life exposures are risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, and neurological and reproductive disorders. There is an urgent need to transform society’s understanding of children’s environmental health and put children and families at the forefront of society’s conscience and actions.
Webinar #5: Building the political will for child centered policies.
Presented on December 4, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET View recording
Building political will to protect children’s environmental health requires a groundswell of activity and support, as well as elevation of the value of children’s environmental health among decision makers. In this 5th and final installment of our 2019 webinar series, we will highlight two leaders who are using both of these approaches towards creating and defending healthy and just communities where all children and future generations will have the greatest chance to achieve wellness and reach their full potential.