Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s dean of global health is urging New York lawmakers to consider the connection between the environment and public health when it comes to allocating resources. Dr. Philip Landrigan is an expert on environmental threats to children’s health. He joined us to talk more about the role the state can play in keeping kids healthy. Click here for interview.
New York State is broken down into 7 Pediatric Environmental Centers. Find your Environmental Center by New York County on the upper right or from the Centers Page.
Children’s health has changed for the better: thanks to public health innovations, infectious diseases are no longer the primary cause of morbidity and mortality. But, today’s children are afflicted with chronic diseases that start in childhood (and often evolve into adulthood) with debilitating effects on not just the children themselves, but their families and communities. Environmental factors play a dominant role.
Thankfully, most diseases of environmental origin are preventable. The NYS Centers of Excellence in Children’s Environmental Health are a network of clinics and health providers who can help answer your questions on environmental issues that affect the health of children.