Programs & Resources

Mother giving a child an inhaler.
PRCCEH Program

Chester Community Asthma Prevention Program

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

PRCCEH Program

Academy for Environmental Exposure Reduction

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

PRCCEH Program

Hazard Assessments for Asbestos in Schools

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

Teachers in a classroom for training
PRCCEH Program

Teachers Institute of Philadelphia Environmental Health Curriculum

Teacher training to develop curriculum on environmental health topics.

Tired child being observed by two doctors.
PRCCEH Program

Regional Consultations on Environmental Health

Consultations for clinicians caring for patients with lead poisoning and environmental health issues

Toddler playing in a sandbox.
PRCCEH Program

Pilot Project Funding

Funding for researchers and nonprofit organizations for innovative children’s environmental health research and implementing that research in the community.

Toddler playing with toys at a daycare center.
PRCCEH Program

Webinars for Childcare Providers

Videos specifically for childcare centers and schools on environmental health topics.

Woman standing To address group meeting in community center
PRCCEH Program

Community Children’s Environmental Health Program

Mentoring and training for new and emerging children’s environmental health researchers.

Doctor using stethoscope while mother holds child.
PRCCEH Program

Prescriptions for Prevention Program

This program screens patients for environmental risks and automatically provides them and their healthcare providers with printed counseling materials.

STEER Group Photo from 2021
PRCCEH Program

Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in Environmental Science (STEER)

STEER is an NIEHS funded program of course work, field experience and mentorship for K-12 science teachers.

Baby and mother meeting doctor.
External Resource

Philadelphia Community Asthma Prevention Program

The Philly CAPP program provides direct intervention for families to reduce childhood asthma in the city of Philadelphia.

Doctor with stethoscope observing baby with mother nearby.
External Resource

Philadelphia Lead and Healthy Homes Program

If your child’s blood lead level is at or above 3.5 µg/dL, LHHP will send out a licensed lead inspector to test your home for lead and a health educator.

Mother feeding with spoon her little baby at home.
External Resource

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT)

This toolkit is for clinicians to be able to provide simple, evidenced-based steps to families on how to reduce toxic exposures in their daily lives.

External Resource

Utility Assistance Resource Guide

Make sure your heating and cooling systems are in good condition before extreme weather events occur. Use this guide to find programs that may be…

City rowhomes.
External Resource

Delaware County: Get the Lead Out of your Home

Children First created several resources with information on free programs operating in Delaware County that will help families get the lead out of their homes and apartments.

External Resource

EPA’s Guide to Air Purifiers at Home

The most effective ways to improve your indoor air are to reduce or remove the sources of pollutants and to ventilate with clean outdoor air….

Vial with blood sitting on research paperwork.
External Resource

Free Blood Lead Testing for Philadelphia Children

Your child should be tested for lead at their 1 and 2 year old well child visit. Older children should be tested if you are concerned about a lead exposure.

External Resource

Philadelphia Neighborhood Heat Vulnerability Index

Explore this index to view at risk areas in Philadelphia and available community resources.

External Resource

Living Safely with Lead Guide

An easy to read and share guide to lead, including where lead is typically found and the common risks.

Researchers in lab
External Resource

Guidance on PFAS Exposure, Testing and Clinical Follow Up

View the NASEM’s most recent guidance on clinical evaluation and testing for PFAS exposure.

External Resource

Basement Backup Protection Program

Providing free plumbing upgrades to homeowners who experience water backing up through basement fixtures during wet weather.

External Resource

Brochure on Beating the Heat in Philadelphia

This brochure includes information on signs of heat related illness and ways to stay cool in Philadelphia.

External Resource

Sign up for Ready Philadelphia Alerts

To receive text alerts to your phone on emergencies or severe weather, simply text ReadyPhila to 888-777.

External Resource

Philadelphia’s Climate Action Playbook

Click to view Philadelphia’s plan to prepare our city for hotter, wetter extreme weather events.

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