Programs & Resources

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.

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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 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.

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External Resource

Free Lead Remediation Program for Delaware County

The Lead Hazard Control Program is designed to remove lead-based paint hazards from the homes of low-income families with children under the age of 6.

Clean water being poured in a glass.
External Resource

Free Philadelphia Water Quality Testing

If you are concerned about lead in your water, the Philadelphia Water Department will conduct free water quality tests.

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.

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.

Infant laying on parent
External Resource

Lead Free Promise Project

Provides local PA legislators and policy makers data around childhood lead poisoning with examples of policy initiatives to reduce lead poisoning.

Lead-Free Promise Project logo
External Resource

Toolkit for Parents of Children Who Test Positive for Lead

Find county specific resources in PA on steps to take if you have a child who tests positive for lead.

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.

Faucet leaking water.
External Resource

Check Your Pipes for Lead

Find out if you have a lead service line in your home by following the steps outlined in this video!

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.

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.

External Resource

City of Lancaster’s Free Lead Hazard Control Program

Lead Remediation targeted to low- to moderate-income households in four census tracts south of King Street.

Group of kids playing in a park.
External Resource

PFT Healthy Schools Tracker

Mobile App allows users to identify and report specific problems with building conditions in Philadelphia schools.

Child drinking water from the kitchen sink.
External Resource

What’s in Your Your Tap Water?

EWG created a database on tap water quality where you can search your zip code and see the common contaminants in your tap water system.

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.

Peeling paint in ceiling.
External Resource

Identifying and Remediating Lead in your Home

Click on your county to find local resources to identify and remediate lead in your home.

Baby playing with truck in the mud.
External Resource

Free Lead Testing for your Soil

Work with the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology to test the amount of lead in your soil for free.

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.

Peeling paint in ceiling.
External Resource

Certified Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Firms Near You

If your home was built before 1978 you should use a lead certified contractor for all home renovation and repair.

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