Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health

Our goal is to improve the health and wellness of children across the country, starting in our own backyard.

Apply for up to $50,000 in Pilot Project funding

Researchers and nonprofit organizations are eligible. Accepted on a rolling basis.

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We're dedicated to developing effective strategies to bring children’s environmental health research to the community, academia and healthcare.  Founded in 2021, the Center is an NIEHS-funded program of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It is one of six Collaborative Centers in Children's Environmental Health Research and Translation.

Our partners and member researchers work to implement real world solutions and interventions in Philadelphia to serve as a model for success elsewhere.  

Working to improve children’s health by reducing environmental exposures across the Philadelphia region


Even though most leaded products are now banned, our children are still dealing with the consequences of actions from years past. Get informed about common sources of lead in our region and available programs to help children avoid or reduce exposure.


Asthma is treatable and the symptoms can be minimized, but only through medical intervention and by reducing asthma triggers. We aim to help you navigate this challenging disease and share resources to help your child.

Air Pollution

Air pollution includes particles, dust and chemicals. Get informed on the common pollution types in our area and the techniques and tips to reduce your child’s exposure.

Toxic Chemicals (EDCs)

Although endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may sound complicated, these chemicals are commonly found in many household and personal care products. Discover the most common endocrine-disrupting chemicals and tips for reducing your child’s exposure.

Featured Programs

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PRCCEH Program

Chester Community Asthma Prevention Program

The CAPP program provides direct intervention for families to reduce childhood asthma in Chester, PA.

PRCCEH Program

Hazard Assessments for Asbestos in Schools

Assessments of schools for asbestos hazards, health risks and education.

PRCCEH Program

Academy for Environmental Exposure Reduction

High school short-course on endocrine disrupting chemicals and researching health hazards.

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Climate Week 2023 highlights the links between biodiversity and the climate crisis

The climate crisis impacts everyone. During Climate Week at Penn, which will be held from Sept. 18-22, everyone is invited to find their place in the climate movement.

Featured Events

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October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Keeping Indoor Air Safe for Little Lungs: A Children’s Environmental Health Day Event

A discussion of best practices to improve indoor air quality at schools, daycare centers, childcare facilities, and at home.

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October 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

15th Annual Fighting Asthma Disparities Summit

The 15th Annual Fighting Asthma Disparities Summit will explore a variety of ways in which we can address factors that drive asthma disparities.

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