Region 6: Children’s Environmental Health in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and 66 Tribes
In the Southwest, more than 21 percent of the population are children younger than 14 years old. Choose from the resources below to learn about children’s environmental health hazards in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and 66 tribes.
- Region 6’s Children’s Health Coordinator is Ginny Vietti (email@example.com) at (214) 665-7431.
- Check out our quarterly Healthy Schools Newsletters. To be added to the distribution list, contact our Senior Environmental Employee for Healthy Schools, Cathy Gilmore (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (214) 665-6574.
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) is available to answer questions from healthcare professionals, parents, school officials, or other community members about children’s symptoms that may be related to environmental exposures. Areas of special interest include school environmental health, asthma, developmental disabilities, birth defects and community-based environmental justice concerns.
In the Southwest, the PEHSU is the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health. The center serves all five Region 6 states out of its offices at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.