Children's Environmental Health Clinic (ChEHC)

A World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Children's Environmental Health

What's New . . .

ChEHC was highlighted by the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Department of Pediatrics. Our program combines clinical care, research, and education to benefit all children. Air quality is a primary concern and focus of much of ChEHC's research.

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  • Clinical service
  • Education
  • Research

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)

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