The Albany Children’s Environmental Health Center is a rapidly expanding pediatric environmental health program within NYSCHECK. The center is run in conjunction with Albany Medical Center, covering the NY counties of Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.

The Albany center has a number of goals: providing quality consultation and guidance services, education and training, public health marketing, clinical and evaluative services, and partnerships. This site specializes in asthma and asthma-related environmental issues. Albany CEHC works closely with their partners, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Clean & Healthy New York, and the Asthma Coalition of the Capital Region in order to improve the quality of medical care for patients with asthma and reduce the burden of environmental triggers. The center’s asthma initiatives align with those of the NYS DOH Asthma Quality Improvement Collaborative (AQIC).

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Contact us for information concerning environmental exposures in children and in women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or considering pregnancy. Our Center’s experts will be glad to assist you. Our areas of expertise include lead poisoning and prevention, asthma, indoor air quality, and smoking cessation.

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New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center
Albany Medical Center Pediatric Group
391 Myrtle Ave., Suite 3A
Albany, NY 12208

Phone: 1-518-262-5588

Email: pedsenvironmentalhealth@amc.edu

Albany CEHC Director: Stephen K. de Waal Malefyt, MD
Albany CEHC Co-Director: Carrin Schottler-Thal, MD, MPH

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Covering NY Counties:
Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington

Our services include:

CLINICAL CONSULTATIONS

Our experts provide evidence-based, clinical pediatric environmental health services for families and health care professionals including telephone consultations, telemedicine visits, and clinical visits. Our areas of expertise include lead poisoning and prevention, asthma, indoor air quality, and smoking cessation for adolescents and adults.

To schedule a visit: please contact our General Pediatrics Clinic at 1-518-262-5588.


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCREENING FOR HEALTHY HOMES

We have integrated Environmental Health E-screening into routine well-child care. We help families to identify common environmental concerns and refer them to community resources such as home-based services to reduce asthma triggers.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Our Center trains health care professionals and trainees to incorporate environmental health into routine health care. Together with partners, we educate families and communities about environmental health.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Together with diverse community partners, we work to promote programs and policies that protect and improve children’s health.

Our community partners include:

Clean & Healthy NY
NYS Healthy Neighborhoods Program
Reach Out and Read
The RED Bookshelf

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