supporting a healthier future
NEEF's health programs give healthcare providers and caregivers tools and training to address environmental impacts on health and improve patient outcomes, with an emphasis on children and disproportionately impacted communities.
Our in-person and online training and resources help professionals view patient health from a holistic standpoint—evaluating a patient's environmental history, identifying environmental triggers of pediatric asthma, considering outside factors through an environmental justice lens, and promoting outdoor activities—to help prevent a variety of health conditions including obesity and diabetes.
Environmental Health Series
NEEF collaborates with respected organizations and professionals to deliver free webinars addressing crucial environmental health issues, offering insightful discussions and practical steps and resources for healthcare professionals, educators, and community leaders.
This webinar series will discuss the complex dynamics of climate justice, systemic racism, and their profound implications for health. It will also examine the mental health impacts of climate change and the role of healthcare professionals, educators, and community leaders in addressing climate emotions with youth populations.
EMPOWER is a dynamic educational multimedia collection developed by NEEF and Hip Hop Public Health to make asthma management relatable to young people. Comprised of original songs and animated videos, EMPOWER aims to inspire young people with asthma to take charge of their health with self-management skills.
Spending time outside can benefit health and well-being, and various studies demonstrate a clear connection between being outdoors and better health.
Nature Champion Online Course
The Nature Champion Course aims to build capacity among health care providers, clinicians, and mental health professionals to be leaders in prescribing nature and connecting children and families with nature for health benefits.
Global climate change is projected to have profound effects on human health, especially for vulnerable groups...
NEEF's Adult Health and Nature Fact Sheet reviews the current state of adult health and published literature...
NEEF's comprehensive Children's Health and Nature Fact Sheet contains highlights of published literature...
The third week of September is Asthma Peak Week due to a seasonal uptick in asthma triggers. Learn how to keep...
Climate change has the potential to impact the taste, size, and availability of fruits and vegetables at your...
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Fostering a sense of stewardship through education and engagement on America's public lands