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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 7 (7 total).

Conservation Law Foundation

Annotation: The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is a nonprofit, public interest, member supported organization that uses the law to improve the management of natural resources and protect the environment and pubic health throughout New England. Its current work is in the areas of clean energy and climate change; ocean conservation; clean water; healthy forests; and healthy communities, including transportation, livable cities, and a farm and food initiative.

Keywords: Environmental hazards, Injury prevention, Lead poisoning

National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Annotation: The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), a component of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between people and their environment. Programs and campaigns include vessel sanitation, healthy places, poisoning prevention, and air pollution and resipratory health. Information is also provided on asthma and emergency response. Services to consumers include referrals, reference information and publications, including a newsletter. The center also sponsor conferences and training seminars and workshops. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Injury prevention, Congenital abnormalities, Data, Developmental disabilities, Environmental health, Environmental influences, Government financing, Hazardous materials, Lead poisoning, Medical research, Reproductive hazards, Teratology

National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH)

Annotation: The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), formerly the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing, develops and promotes methods to protect children from residential environmental hazards while preserving the supply of affordable housing. The center not only works to reduce children's risk of lead poisoning, but also aims to decrease children's exposure to other hazards in the home, including allergens and irritants associated with asthma. NCHH sponsors research on methods to reduce residential environmental hazards and seeks to find scientifically valid and practical strategies that make homes safe from these hazards. The center offers technical assistance and training to individuals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and others interested in lead poisoning prevention and methods for lead hazard control. NCHH publishes a free quarterly e-newsletter and has developed a variety of downloadable publications on topics related to healthy housing, including lead hazard control and prevention. Through its National Healthy Housing Clearinghouse, the Center maintains a searchable database of over 600 documents on lead and healthy housing topics.

Keywords: Environmental health, Asthma, Chemicals, Lead poisoning, Preventive health services, Public health, Research, Technical assistance

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Annotation: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) works to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment nfluences the development and proression of human disease. NIEHS publishes the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives and provides online access to downloadable resources such as studies and eports. The NIEHS Library maintains a searchable online catalog and provides links to consumer health materials and resources for researchers. Some materials are available in Spanish and Chinese.

Keywords: Environmental health, Chemicals, Information services, Lead poisoning, Medical research, Public health, Toxicology

National Lead Information Center (NLIC)

Annotation: The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) operates an automated hotline that provides lead poisoning prevention information in English and Spanish. NLIC operates a clearinghouse that gathers and disseminates technical and nontechnical lead-related information and maintains the Lead Educational Materials Database that includes descriptions of materials from federal, state, local and non-profit lead programs nationwide.

Keywords: Lead, Lead poisoning

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC)

Annotation: The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) was established in 1991 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in a concerted effort to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in America's privately-owned and low-income housing. Since then, the initiative has expanded to address equally hazardous household conditions. HHLHC operates a Healthy Homes program that focuses on research and demonstration projects addressing multiple housing-related problems affecting the health of children and families; offers technical assistance, evaluation, and outreach programs; and develops regulations, guidelines, and policies. Program information is disseminated via print and broadcast media, conferences and exhibits, and the Internet.

Keywords: Environmental health, Housing, Lead poisoning, Prevention programs

U.S. Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC)

Annotation: Established in 1991, the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control provides direction to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in lead-based paint activities. The office develops lead-based paint regulations, guidelines, and policies applicable to HUD and other federal housing programs to ensure that residents of housing HUD subsidizes, insures, or owns and resells are safe from the hazards of lead-based paint. Other activities include a grant program for state and local governments to develop cost-effective methods for the reduction of lead-based paint hazards, an evaluation of hazard reduction methods, and an on-going program of information dissemination on lead-based paint matters. Services to consumers include publications and reference information. The Office publishes a newsletter, and some materials are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Environmental hazards, Lead poisoning, Prevention


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