About the program
The PEHSU Program was established in 1998 by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Today the PEHSUs are a CDC and EPA sponsored network of interdisciplinary pediatric EH specialists based at academic medical centers corresponding to federal regions (www.pehsu.net) Children's Mercy provides comprehensive pediatric environmental health services through the Mid-America Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (MAPEHSU) which is one of 10 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) located in the continental United States. The goal of the PEHSU Program is to increase awareness and knowledge of pediatric environmental health.
The MAPEHSU provides free consultation services, referral, outreach and education to:
- Public Health Departments
- Clinicians, health care professionals
- Public health and medical trainees
Region 7 PEHSU Director: Elizabeth Friedman, MD, MPH; firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions and concerns about environmental health matters, please contact the MAPEHSU at (800) 421-9916 or email@example.com.