This year, on October 14, NACCHO is excited to celebrate Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day)! CEH Day is an annual celebration of children’s environmental health successes and a day to raise the visibility of issues and challenges in the field. It’s also a day to drive collective action to address the big challenges facing our little ones. Children face increasing rates of chronic diseases, mental health challenges, and developmental concerns linked to environmental hazards and climate change, and children from lower-income communities and communities of color are placed at disproportionately higher risk due to environmental injustices and racism. It is time to place children at the center of our decision-making to protect their health and well-being, and that of future generations.
There are plenty of ways to get involved with CEH Day, such as requesting a proclamation from your mayor, county commissioner, or governor, posting on your social media, sending an e-note or postcard to your congressional leaders about CEH Day, taking a walk with the kids in your life, or hosting a CEH Day event.
Join the children’s environmental health movement in celebrating CEH Day to move toward a healthy and equitable future for our children! Learn more about CEH Day and get inspired at: cehday.org.