Environmental exposures can have lifelong impacts on children’s health and development.
The mission of NYS CEHC (or “NYSCHECK”) is to prevent, diagnose, and treat environmentally related conditions for families across New York State. As the first state-based model for pediatric environmental health services in the country, New York now has dedicated pediatric champions across the state working together to protect and promote children’s health and the environment.
The New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers consist of a coordinating Center (New York City) and six other Children’s Environmental Health Centers located in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Westchester, and Long Island.
Our services include:
Our experts provide evidence-based, clinical pediatric environmental health services for families and health care professionals including telephone consultations, telemedicine visits, and clinical visits.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCREENING
We are working to routinely integrate environmental 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
NYS CEHC 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.
Together with diverse community partners, we work to promote programs and policies that protect and improve children’s health.
New York State is served by centers spanning Buffalo to Long Island. These Centers cover every county in the state. If you have a question or concern regarding a matter of child health and an environmental factor, please find your Center by clicking on the New York State map to the right or from the Centers link here.
Our environmental pediatricians, together with partners, created “Prescriptions for Prevention” that provide information on how New York families can address common environmental health concerns such as lead, secondhand smoke, mold, and radon. More…