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Region 9: Children’s Environmental Health in the Pacific Southwest

Choose from the resources below to learn about children’s environmental health in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and over 140 Tribal Nations.

Please contact EPA Region 9 for questions or requests regarding technical assistance, training, or outreach on children’s environmental health, healthy schools, or environmental education topics. EPA Region 9’s Children’s Environmental Health Coordinator is Jacquelyn Menghrajani and can be reached at menghrajani.jacquelyn@epa.gov or (415) 972-3259. EPA Region 9's Healthy Schools and Environmental Education Coordinator is Eric Canteenwala and can be reached at canteenwala.eric@epa.gov at (415) 972-3932.

Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

EPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry jointly support the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU), which is a network of experts in pediatric environmental health located throughout North America. The PEHSU was created to ensure that health professionals and communities have access to specialized medical knowledge and resources for children faced with a health risk due to a natural or human-made environmental hazard. The Western States PEHSU is available to answer questions from healthcare professionals, parents, care givers, and others about children's symptoms that may be related to environmental exposures. The Western States PEHSU can be reached by email at pehsu@ucsf.edu or by phone at (415) 206-4083 or (866) 827-3478 (toll free). Service Area: California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, and Tribal Nations

Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers

EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences jointly established Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers to better understand the effects of environmental exposures on children's health and identify ways to reduce children's health risks from environmental factors. There are currently five Children's Centers in Region 9:

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