Children's Environmental Health Network

Protecting children's health and the environment

aka CEHN   |   Washington, DC   |  www.cehn.org

Mission

CEHN works with diverse organizations and individuals to promote child-protective policies, train professionals, educate the general public, and promote key research efforts, within the field of children's environmental health.

Ruling year info

2001

Principal Officer

Mrs. Nsedu Obot Witherspoon

Main address

110 Maryland Ave., NE Ste 404

Washington, DC 20002 USA

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EIN

52-2305620

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Management & Technical Assistance (E02)

Pediatrics (G98)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

All children are affected by exposures to environmental hazards. It is our responsibility as a society to enable all children to grow up in a safe and healthful environment. Because all children are growing and developing, they are uniquely vulnerable to health effects caused by exposure to environmental hazards. The multitude of hazards facing children should be addressed in unison and placed within the context of a child's life. A child's physical environment is not separate from social and cultural issues. Solutions to environmental problems should be viewed within that context. Many children live in communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental exposures. Improving the health and environment of these children should be a major priority. Healthy children grow into healthy adults. The health of our children is one of the most important investments that we can make and should be among our top priorities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Eco-Healthy Child Care

Eco-Healthy Child Care® runs an endorsement program for child care facilities. We endorse facilities (center and family child care) that comply with 24 of 30 simple, free, or low-cost environmentally healthy best practices found on our checklist. These eco-healthy changes immediately benefit the well-being of young children and create toxin-free early learning settings.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Parents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of testimonies offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children's Environmental Health Day Events

Number of people on the organization's email list

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

All children are affected by exposures to environmental hazards. It is our responsibility as a society to enable all children to grow up in a safe and healthful environment.

Because all children are growing and developing, they are uniquely vulnerable to health effects caused by exposure to environmental hazards. The multitude of hazards facing children should be addressed in unison and placed within the context of a child's life. A child's physical environment is not separate from social and cultural issues. Solutions to environmental problems should be viewed within that context.

Many children live in communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental exposures. Improving the health and environment of these children should be a major priority. Healthy children grow into healthy adults. The health of our children is one of the most important investments that we can make and should be among our top priorities. Many environmental hazards and pollution know no boundaries. The health of children worldwide is intrinsically linked to the health of our environment. International collaboration, whenever possible, should be sought and encouraged.

Solutions to complex environmental health problems require the efforts of affected communities and many disciplines including science, nursing, medicine, public health, economics, planning, law, and policy. Creative solutions should be reached through inter-disciplinary problem solving and coalition building.

1. To promote the development of sound public health and child-focused national policy

2. To stimulate prevention-oriented research

3. To educate health professionals, policy makers and community members in preventive strategies

4. To elevate public awareness of environmental hazards to children

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Children's Environmental Health Network

Board of directors
as of 4/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr James Roberts

Dr. Cynthia Bearer

Dick Batchelor

Leyla McCurdy

Dr. Maida Galvez

Linda McCauley

Leslie Fields

Marka Magana

Dr. Adam Spainer

Dr. Gail Christopher

Sankar Sitaraman

Nsedu Witherspoon

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/13/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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