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Press Releases

New Report: Unjust Environmental Burden on Children. Coalition Urges Help for School Kids, Schoolhouse Reforms

Coalition for Healthier Schools Releases 2012 Action Kit

New Data Shows Schools Ignore Children's Health: Groups Urge Action by EPA and States 2011

The Victories
EPA releases first federal guidelines for state agencies to address schools and child health, and state agency grants (2012)
EPA releases first federal guidelines for school siting (2011)
High Performance Green Buildings Act of 2007
Healthy High Performance Schools Act of 2002
EPA Office of Children's Health Protection outlines Healthy Schools Initiative 2010
Bob Axelrad's Presentation at the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee, December 2-3, 2010 >> PPT | PDF
Kara Belle's Presentation: Guidelines for State School Environmental Health Programs >> PPT | PDF
The Forum Jan. 2013 Annual Meeting Agenda
April 14-15, 2011 Expert Panel Meeting Agenda
Dec. 2008 Annual Meeting Agenda
Dec. 4-5, 2007 Annual Meeting Agenda
Dec. 2006 Annual Meeting Agenda
Jan. 2006 Annual Meeting Agenda
The Platform Fix America's Schools Today Act of 2011 (FAST Act)
Position Statement
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Joint Actions

National Reports and Public Comments:

Webcast: Healthy Purchasing for Healthy Schools

Healthy Purchasing for Healthy Schools: Green Cleaning + Five More Product Categories to Help Make Schools Healthier.

Comments for US EPA's Draft State School Environmental Health Guidelines (April 2012)

Expert Panel – EPA Healthy Schools Initiative: AGENCY REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SICK SCHOOLS 2009: America's Continuing Environmental Health Crisis for Children: State by State Data and Policy Profiles

Lessons Learned, offering state by state cases and data
illustrating the need for healthier schools.

United States Senate Testimony 2007
2006 Congressional Briefing


National Collaborative Work Group on Green Cleaning and Chemical Policy Reform

* supporters of the national Position Statement are cordially invited to participate in monthly conference calls to learn more about activities in the field; to share successes; to plan an annual meeting that will sharpen skills and enrich collaboration, and to design actions for National Healthy Schools Day and other efforts to advance healthy school environments for all children, personnel, and communities.

Coalition for Healthier Schools

Coalition for Healthier Schools members meet with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and leaders from EPA's Office of Children's Health and Indoor Environments Division to discuss children's environmental health.  December 5, 2013 

CHS 2015 MembersCoalition for Healthier Schools members present
“Towards Healthy Schools 2015”
report to US EPA, February 5, 2013

Pictured left to right: Jeff Jones, Healthy Schools Network- NYS; Jay Snyder, Association of School Business Officials – International; Jalonne White-Newsome, West Harlem Environmental Action/DC; Bob Perciasepe, US EPA Deputy Administrator; Claire Barnett, Coordinator, Coalition for Healthier Schools; Jackie Mosby, Acting Director, EPA Office of Children’s Health Protection; Veronika Carella, Maryland Commission on Children’s Environmental Health; Joyce Martin, Coalition for Healthier Schools’ Federal Policy Adviser. Also participating in office visits: Molly Rauch, Moms Clean Air Force; Lloyd Kolbe and John Shaw, Healthy Schools Network Board of Directors; Bill McLin, President and CEO, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America; Amelia Rose, Environmental Justice Rhode Island

CHS Annual Meeting in Washington DC at the NEA Headquarters

Coalition for Healthier Schools Annual Meeting
January 2013

Annual Meeting in Washington DC
at the NEA Headquarters
January 7-8

Expert Panel – EPA Healthy Schools Initiative
April 2011

At head of table (L to R): Don Yu, Senior Counsel, US Department of Education; Peter Grevatt, Director, EPA Office of Children’s Health Protection; Janet McCabe, EPA Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation; and Mary Jean Brown, Chief, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch, federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – National Center for Environmental Health.

Each addressed key programs, resources,
and collaborative opportunities.

Coalition for Healthier Schools Annual Meeting
December 2007

Coalition for Healthier Schools
annual meeting in Washington, DC,
December 4-5.

December 2006

Coalition for Healthier Schools Annual Meeting
in Washington, D.C., Lunch Break!

January 2006

Coalition for Healthier Schools Meeting, hosted by American Federation of Teachers in Washington, D.C., expert panel on green cleaning, AFT, AFSCME, INFORM, MassCOSH, CHEJ, Green Seal.

December 2004

Coalition for Healthier Schools Annual Meeting led by Healthy Schools Network, joined by National PTA and West Harlem Environmental Action, as well as state and national leaders in Washington, D.C.

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