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.

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.

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.

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.

Child using inhaler after playing tennis.
External Resource

Back to School Checklist for Families of Children with Asthma

A comprehensive list on managing your child’s asthma in the school setting.

Children and parents playing with blocks and toys at school or daycare.
External Resource

HEPA filters for Philly Schools and Early Childhood Education Centers

A new program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will provide air purifiers to local schools and early childhood education center at no cost.

External Resource

Built to Last

Built to Last includes critical home repairs, health and safety improvements, and energy efficiency and rooftop solar to lower utility costs. Clients must qualify under eligibility criteria.

External Resource

Report Mold Growth in Philadelphia

If you are a tenant and see mold growth in your home, you can report this to the city by calling 311.

Cockroach crawling on kitchen counter next to microwave.
External Resource

Safer Pest Management

Beyond Pesticides provides information on the least toxic ways to deal with pests.

Child playing baseball with man.
External Resource

Children and Outdoor Pollution

Help improve children’s overall health by talking to them about air quality and limiting their outdoor activities on Code Orange and Red air quality days.

Cleaning supply bottles and the ingredients needed to do-it-yourself cleaning fluid.
External Resource

Design for the Environment Disinfectant Label

The Design for the Environment (DfE) label helps consumers and purchasers find safer antimicrobial products, like disinfectants and cleaners.

Mother playing with child in a living room.
External Resource

How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Health Video

Video to see how indoor air quality impacts health and view recommendations on maintaining good air quality at home.

External Resource

Pennsylvania Health Action Network

In need of health insurance for you or your child? PHAN’s free helpline provides assistance in understanding, applying for and enrolling in health coverage.

Researcher with beakers.
PRCCEH Program

Workshops and Continuing Education for Researchers

To enhance basic research skills that pertain to children’s environmental health, we will strongly encourage early-stage investigators and researchers to enroll in workshops and continuing education courses.

Bee pollinating flower.
External Resource

Pollen Count Forecast

This Pollen Tracker will help you and your family know when to stay indoors to decrease symptoms from allergies.

Two kids blowing bubbles.
External Resource

Air Fresheners Low in Volatile Organic Compounds

Air Fresheners can be sources of toxic chemicals in your home. Use this database to identify the least toxic air fresheners you can use to keep your home asthma and allergy friendly!

Cleaning supply bottles and the ingredients needed to do-it-yourself cleaning fluid.
External Resource

Volatile Organic Compounds in your Home

Where can volatile organic chemicals be found in your home? Find out where they are and how to lower your family’s exposure.

External Resource

Hazardous Waste Sites Near You

Use the map linked on the webpage to identify current and past hazardous waste cleanup sites in your community.

Cigarette and smoke.
External Resource

Quit Smoking

For free counseling on quitting smoking and/or medication to help quit, call 1-800- QUITNOW or visit this website.

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