Children's Health Research
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- Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research
- National Children's Study
Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research have been established to explore ways to reduce children's health risks from environmental factors. The Centers are funded by EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences with additional help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the mid-Atlantic region, there is a Center focusing on environmental triggers of asthma. The Center is located at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
The National Children's Study is the largest long-term study of children's health and development ever conducted in the United States. By following the development of 100,000 children from before birth to age 21, researchers hope to better understand how children's genes and environments interact to affect their health. Study findings may shed light on the root causes of many childhood and adult diseases and possibly provide new preventions, cures, and treatments that could benefit all Americans.
The following Centers are in the mid-Atlantic region:
- Implement the Study in select communities
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with the University of Pennsylvania for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
- Collect and manage specimens & identify community networks
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill County Commissioners, Pottsville Hospital/Wayne Clinic, University of Delaware Christiana Care Health Care Services, A. I. DuPont Institute Hospital for Children, and the National Opinion Research Center for Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware
- Johns Hopkins University with Drexel University School of Public Health, Battelle Memorial Institute, and Children's National Medical Center for Baltimore County, Maryland
- University of Pittsburgh with National Opinion Research Center, Penn State University, and West Virginia University for Marion County, West Virginia and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania