Children's Environmental Health Clinic (ChEHC)
A World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Children's Environmental Health
What's new . . .
ChEHC contributed to the development of a new document outlining the effect of air pollution on children's health around the world prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO). The document, titled "Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air" was released October 31, 2018 and can be found here.
- Clinical service
What is ChEHC?
ChEHC is a unique program addressing the impacts on children’s health from environmental exposures (chemical, biological, physical and social). The program considers all environmental factors to assess exposures, by integrating clinical, research and educational components.
We are the only program of our kind in Canada.
Evaluation and recommendations for children (0-16) with
- Environmentally-related health concerns or symptoms
- Possible environmental exposures
- Diagnosed environmentally-related health issues (e.g. respiratory issues, neurodevelopmental / behavioural concerns, cancers, adverse birth outcomes)
- Consultation for environment/health questions.
Promotion of awareness and knowledge of environmental issues that may affect children‘s health to health professionals, families, decision makers and other stakeholders.
Participation in educating and/or tutoring students, researchers and clinicians in Children’s Environmental Health.
Engagement in original research and collaboration locally and internationally with interdisciplinary professionals.
Synthesizing existing knowledge through scientific reviews, and providing evidence-based information that contributes to new knowledge.
ChEHC has local and international affiliations and serves communities within Alberta and across Canada. ChEHC helps interface science, policy and practice.
We are part of a large network of Paediatric Environmental Health Speciality Units (PEHSU)