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The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health

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Mission Statement

The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health exists to promote the environmental health of children in Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin). The Center aims to achieve this mission by:

  • Providing clinical evaluation services for children with environmental illnesses or overexposures
  • Serving as an information resource for health care professionals and the general public on children's environmental health issues
  • Providing consultation to public health and environmental agencies on children's environmental health issues
  • Training pediatricians, environmental and occupational medicine physicians, medical toxicologists, and other health professionals in the principles of children's environmental health
  • Disseminating information on children's environmental health through Medical Grand Rounds, conferences, public education efforts, and the world wide web
  • Conducting research aimed at preventing children's environmental diseases
  • Promoting sound local, regional, and national policies that protect children's health and the environment and that promote environmental justice
  • Working with our partners, including ATSDR, USEPA, and AOEC to promote children's environmental health nationally and globally