2013 Northwest Children's Environmental Health Forum
See presentations on the Forum webpage.
Northwest Kids Environmental Health Group listserv
Join to read and post information, events and opportunities specifically regarding children's environmental health news in the Northwest. Go to www.ecy.wa.gov/maillist.html; scroll down to Environmental Education, click on Northwest Kids Environmental Health Group and follow the directions. You will need to sign up in order to post and receive messages.
Questions? Contact Holly Davies, WA State Department of Ecology, at 360-407-7398 or hdav461@ECY.WA.GOV.
What do we really know about how our children are affected by toxic exposures, especially during their critical developmental years?
See CHE-National's site which includes Toxicant and Disease Database, Searchable Calendar, News Feed/Announcements, Partnership Calls, Consensus Statements & Resolutions, Portal to Science, Cancer Resources, Fertility Resources, Children's Health Resources and more.
Children's Environmental Health Working Group
Welcome to the home page for the Children's Environmental Health Working Group!
We are a working group of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment – Washington (CHE-WA). Over 100 members represent local, state and regional government agencies, research organizations, nonprofit environmental and children's health advocacy groups and business. We include health educators, researchers, health care providers, advocacy group members and laypeople. We welcome new members. For more information, and to receive meeting invitations, contact Gail Gensler at email@example.com or 206-263-1654.
Children's Environmental Health Working Group Fliers to Share or Print
Mission and Goals
Our mission is to work collaboratively with diverse groups to eliminate children's harmful environmental exposures in the Puget Sound region and beyond during their most critical developmental years: pre-conception to age eight.
Our Mission and Goals statement emphasizes the need for diverse groups to come together to identify gaps and overlaps in messages, services and campaigns, as each member group works to eliminate children's harmful environmental exposures.
(see PowerPoint file)
CHE-WA Children's Environmental Health Working Group's next meeting will be 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday September 10, 2015, at the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP), located at 130 Nickerson Street Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98109 on the Ship Canal.
Gail Gensler and Sharon Schoenfeld-Cohen, both from LHWMP, will present "Toys, Crafts, Chemicals and More—What's Safer for Kids?", an interactive talk about their work helping child cares improve environmental health and safety issues. To access the presentation remotely, please join our web-conferencing. Simply click on the link and enter as a guest with your first and last name.
Telephone access is also available for this meeting. The call in number is: 1-877-780-6644 Participant Passcode: 61494309. Please RSVP by Tuesday September 8, 2015. To RSVP or for more information, contact Gail Gensler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-263-1654.
CHE-Washington's Children's Environmental Health (CEH) Working Group meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, except for July and August. Open to the public. Location varies around Puget Sound. Find details of upcoming meeting in the box at right. Information and materials from past meetings are below. For more information, and to receive meeting invitations, contact Gail Gensler at email@example.com or 206-263-1654.
Meeting Presentations and Handouts
Training Materials, Articles, Outreach and Consultation
We create trainings and materials tailored to your needs. For example:
1. Seattle Public Schools: Helping teachers clean with less toxic chemicals. Cleaning for Health in the Classroom project—2015
CHE-WA trainer is an environmental health consultant and a parent of a child in the Seattle Public Schools.
2. Northwest Hazardous Material Management Association (NAHMMA—a conference workshop for those in the hazardous materials management profession—2015
CHE-WA member trainers came from The Washington State Department of Ecology, Public Health—Seattle & King County, and the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders.
3. Washington State Environmental Health Association (WSEHA)—three statewide trainings for WSEHA and other environmental health professionals—2011
The learning objectives for the trainings were:
CHE-WA member trainers came from the Washington State Department of Health, The Washington State Department of Ecology, EPA-Region 10, Public Health—Seattle & King County, and the American Lung Association.
We support the placement of articles in healthcare provider journals. See the following articles in Developments, the online newsletter of the Washington Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics:
Outreach and consultation
We connect professionals and the general public with free patient and provider education materials about toxic exposures to pregnant women and young children. For example:
For more information contact Gail Gensler at firstname.lastname@example.org.