National Center for Environmental Health

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a program to protect the American people from environmental hazards. We promote a healthy environment and prevent premature death,  avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of vulnerable populations – such as children, the elderly, and people with disabilities – from certain environmental hazards.

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National Preparedness Month – Planning for Environmentally Safe Disaster Recovery for Children

September is National Preparedness Month. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, can happen at any time, and preparing for them can be challenging, especially in places where children spend time.

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Page last reviewed: September 26, 2022