June 2020: Prescriptions for Prevention Featured in NIEHS Newsletter

top photo: The Mount Sinai team, bottom photo: Lauren Zajac, M.D., M.P.H., examining a child

The NIEHS July Newsletter highlighted the Prescriptions for Prevention, an online public education tool. The RXs for Prevention are a result of a partnership between NIEHS’s Community Engagement Cores and several regional Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) across the country. The prescriptions are short, downloadable documents that have two parts: an action plan and a list of additional resources. Each prescription educates both clinicians and families about how environmental exposures impact children’s health. The prescriptions also provide clinicians with an easy method to counsel and refer families to needed community resources. The partnership connects the dots among researchers, clinicians, and community partners by incorporating environmental health into routine pediatric care. To read the newsletter click here.