Who We Are and What We Do

The “environment” is everything around us.
Environments determine the health of people and populations.
We can create healthy communities by creating healthy environments.

Environmental exposures can have lifelong impacts on children’s health and development.

The NYS Children’s Environmental Health Centers, aka “NYSCHECK”, serve 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.

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Community Partnerships

Progress Reports

Our experts provide evidence-based, clinical pediatric environmental health services for families and health care professionals including telephone consultations, telemedicine visits, and clinical visits.

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.

NYSCEHC 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.

NYSCHECK is also affiliated with the wider PEHSU National Network and some personnel overlap. The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) are a national network of experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of health issues that arise from environmental exposures from preconception through adolescence. The network is broken down into regions.

Click here for more information on the Region 2 PEHSU (NY, NJ, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands)