Children's Environmental Health Day

October 10, 2019

CEH Day is celebrated the second Thursday of every October -- but it doesn't stop there. Check if your city or state proclaimed CEH Day 2018 then use our Proclamation Advocacy Toolkit to ensure children remain a priority all year! 

And it's never too early to request a 2019 CEH Day Proclamation. Get started today!

The 3rd Annual Children's Environmental Health Day held on 10-11-18 was widely supported. Fifteen cities and states proclaimed the Day, seven more than last year--thanks to child health champions like you! At least 44 actions were added to the events map. Official partner support doubled with 26 organizations and 2 federal agencies endorsing the Day. Online engagement leading up to and on the Day surpassed the last two years. View and share the #CEHchat Summary and Insights on youth engagement where more than 80 Twitter accounts participated sending 287 tweets in just one hour!

Video: Students from John F. Kennedy High School share what environmental health means to them.

Video: Emerging leaders share perspectives on how they take action for children's environmental health.  

Today, children face an epidemic of illness and chronic diseases linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. As stated in the Blueprint for Protecting Children’s Environmental Health: An Urgent Call to Action, there is an urgent need to put children and families back into the forefront of our nation’s actions regarding health and environment. 

We all must rally and work together to meet this need; to raise awareness and understanding about the critical issues facing our most precious resources; and to mobilize action. As a means to create a children’s environmental health movement and a strong network of advocates, CEHN has spearheaded the establishment of Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day), to be celebrated every second Thursday of October during Children’s Health Month. The inaugural CEH Day was held on October 13, 2016.


2018 CEH Day Partners