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Fall Newsletter 2016

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September 2016                                                                       Vol. 11/No. 3



Dear Friends,

As we kick off the start to fall, we send thanks for your support over the years, helping us to continue our mission of protecting children’s health and the environment.

We’re thrilled to be recognized for our sustainability efforts for three years in a row! Practice Greenhealth’s Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award recognizes health care facilities that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in health care. 

As we continue our mission of sustainability, integrative pediatrician Dr. Rosen and I write about the changes in children’s health over the last decade, and what we can do about it. We can each change one thing, and we hope this article in the journal Explore will inspire you to find one positive change to make for our kids’ health. As always, our website is brimming with ideas and we’re looking forward to hearing yours.

In this issue, we highlight the great work of our partner organization the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), a not-for-profit agency. They offer comprehensive vision rehabilitation, employment and technology services personally tailored to people with visual impairments. CABVI is making a remarkable difference with kids with their Camp Abilities program.  

Wishing you good health,

Deirdre Imus 


Environmental_HazardMind the Gap

In 2007, Deirdre Imus and I published a landmark paper chronicling the disproportionate impact of environmental health concerns on children.  Read more


shutterstock_152243585GMO Labeling: The Dark Act Will Keep Us All in the Dark

Late last week, amid a busy news cycle, President Barack Obama quietly signed into law a bill creating federal labeling standards for foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Sounds great, right? Problem solved? Advocates satisfied? Read more



Cabvi_groupCamp Abilities-CABVI Empowers Children with Visual Impairments
This youth development program empowers kids with vision loss to remain healthy and physically active.  With exciting and challenging activities including tandem bike riding, rock wall climbing, and kayaking, Camp Abilities-CABVI provides a traditional summer camp experience to kids that are blind or visually impaired. Read more


classmatesGreen School Gear

There are few times of year as revitalizing as the beginning of fall, when children of all ages and temperaments wipe the slate clean and prepare to return to school. Read more


Capitol_HillEnvironmental Health Legislation
Legislation is an important tool for improving environmental health nationwide. Click here to take action and get involved.
milk_shake_1_shutterstock_380895502Healthy Recipes

When we choose what to eat, we influence our health with each bite. Click here to view delicious, healthy recipes.




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