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EPA is celebrating Children's Health Month throughout October
Click here for additional information and resources
EPA has issued a new, informative guide called Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments
focused on affordable, sensible ways to address common environmental health concerns found in schools (PDF, 26 pp, 1.8MB).
Improving Children's Health Through Federal Collaboration FY 2012 Webinar Series
- SAVE THE DATE!
The webinars occur on the second Thursday of every month through September 2012 - click here for more information.
April 24, 2012 was the 10th Anniversary of National Healthy Schools Day. We encourage you to check out the attached Healthy Schools News (PDF), which has a link to more information about how you can support healthy schools every day.
On February 27, 2012, EPA released for public comment the K-12 School Environmental Health Program Guidelines for States, Tribes and Territories. In December 2007, Congress enacted the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). Subtitle E, Section 504 of EISA requires the EPA, in consultation with the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services and other relevant federal agencies, to develop voluntary guidelines to assist states in establishing and implementing environmental health programs in K-12 schools. In carrying out this statutory mandate, EPA, with assistance from its federal partners and feedback from stakeholders, developed these draft voluntary State K-12 School Environmental Health Program Guidelines. The guidelines are primarily intended to be used as a resource for the establishment of a state, tribal, or territorial K-12 school environmental health program.
Your feedback has helped in the development of useful guidelines to states, tribes, and territories that will better support healthy school environments for our nation's children. The comment period for the Draft Guidelines is now closed.