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MACCHE Services

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment is a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Services offered by MACCHE include:

A. Telephone Consultations: 
Parents, physicians, nurses, departments of public health, and others can contact MACCHE toll-free at 1-866-622-2431 for questions or concerns about environmental health. Some of the topics we receive questions about include:

  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Phthalates, Bisphenol A Mercury
  • Mold
  • Air pollution
  • Water pollution
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Arsenic
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Indoor Air Quality

Send us your questions or call us at:

E-mail: macche@childrensnational.org
Phone:  202-471-4829
Toll free: 866-622-2431

B. Health Education: 
The physicians and environmental health experts at the Mid-Atlantic Center work to increase knowledge and awareness of environmental health issues among children.  At the Mid-Atlantic Center, we provide educational programming at no cost.  Examples of our educational programming capabilities include:

  • Webinars
  • Lectures for clinical trainees, students of nursing and public health and undergraduate students
  • Grand rounds and seminars
  • Presenting at conferences
  • Speaking at staff meetings
Some of the topics on which we can provide educational programming include:
  • Lead toxicity
  • Mercury
  • Pesticide exposures
  • Sick building problems
  • Water pollution
  • Air pollution
  • Environmentally related asthma
  • Solvents
  • Carbon monoxide
  • An introduction to children's health and the environment
  • Unconventional gas extraction
  • To schedule a speaker for your event, please contact:
    Veronica Tinney
    Project Coordinator

    Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment
    2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW Suite 317
    Washington, DC 20007
    E-mail: macche@childrensnational.org
    Phone:  202-471-4829
    Toll free: 866-622-2431

    C. Resource Guide: 

    As part of the educational component, MACCHE provides access to an organized library that includes a collection of comprehensive electronic materials that may prove beneficial to improving the knowledge of the community on children’s environmental health. The MACCHE also develops training materials and disseminates authoritative information on children’s health and the environment to practitioners, public health officials, parents, and others concerned in the region. Please see the “Resources and Tutorials” section of this website.


    These web pages were supported by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000118-03 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

    Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing funds to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301-0. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

     


     
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