With a focus on public health, WHE team members constantly keep up to date on environmental health science to assist early learning centers with daily decision making to help keep their staff and students healthy.


As school professionals prepare their plans for reopening schools, we are ready to help them make informed decisions based on the best available, latest public health research. Visit the Healthy School PA website to submit your school reopening questions, review valuable resources and learn more about Webinars and Virtual Learning opportunities.

Health Risks Map

State of the Schools Report

In order to gain a better understanding of environmental health hazards facing more than 330,000 students enrolled in public school districts across southwestern Pennsylvania, Healthy Schools PA — a program of Women for a Healthy Environment — embarked on an extensive information gathering mission. This initiative entailed sending right-to-know requests to every public school district located in southwestern Pennsylvania’s 10-county region, then scouring the information for detailed environmental data. The result is The State of Environmental Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania Schools, a first-of-its-kind report examining 13 specific environmental-related issues


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