Journal of Environmental Health Highlights Early Childhood Disaster Recovery Work in the Caribbean


This month’s Journal for Environmental Health – published by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) contains a very special column.


Every Child Deserves a Head Start examines the important work that NEHA, in collaboration with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Region 2 Head Start Association and the Institute for Childhood Preparedness are currently undertaking in the Caribbean.


These groups are working collaboratively to help ensure that every child reaches their full potential by being provided healthy, safe, and secure conditions during their youth.


The Institute for Childhood Preparedness founder Andrew Roszak was pleased to be a guest columnist, and he is grateful to NEHA’s Executive Director, Dr. David Dyjack, to showcase this important work. The Institute for Childhood Preparedness is the principal contractor to Region II Head Start Association and is leading the efforts around early childhood recovery and resiliency in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.



For the full column, click here.


NEHA was entrusted with a multimillion-dollar federal award to rebuild environmental health in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Andrew says,“Through this grant, NEHA is supporting the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health and the Puerto Rico Department of Health, while also developing tools and resources that will have national-level applicability. NEHA’s work has been instrumental in supplying subject matter expertise and capacity to the impacted jurisdictions. Further, three of the NEHA projects focus on protecting children from harmful post-disaster exposures to chemicals, contaminants, and other hazards.”


The Institute For Childhood Preparedness is proud to partner with these organizations to help ensure children are protected from environmental and public health exposures and threats. 


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