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CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

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October is Child Health Month. Click the image above to learn more and check this page each week in October as we spotlight a different children’s environmental health topic!

Your Health Your Environment Blog

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In California, Community Advocates Have a Seat at the Table
Every year, the California Department of Public Health, a Cooperative Agreement partner with ATSDR, brings environmental health staff and community advocates together at a “roundtable.” At the January 2014 roundtable, community activist Sherry Padgett shared the story of her crusade to raise awareness about environmental health concerns in Richmond, CA.

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