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Empowering Communities for a Healthier Tomorrow
 

 

Women for a Healthy Environment is an environmental health non-profit organization focused on community-based public health and health in the built environment.  

WHE’s main program areas Healthy Homes, Healthy Schools, Healthy Early Learning Centers, Community Health, and Health Policy address all levels of the socioecological model in order to empower communities to advocate for systems change for healthy environments for all in our region to thrive. 

Homes

1 0,000 educated

Schools

1 00 Assisted

Early Learning Centers

1 00 Certified

Community Support

1 0 Served

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Our Vision

Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) educates individuals about environmental risks to human health, provides action steps communities can take to mitigate those risks and advocates for solutions that better protect the region. We serve parents, students/children, school and early learning personnel, health and community-based organizations, with an emphasis on those living in underserved communities.

Take Action

Making a positive changes is entirely within our reach.  We provide free programming, technical assistance and resources to community members,  providing a solutions-based approach to addressing environmental exposures.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Make a Difference

Become informed on environmental issues affecting our health and the health of those we care about.
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  • Volunteer your time
  • Make a donation
  • Take action on policy initiatives
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Blog & News

Hidden ingredients

Having trouble loosing those last couple of pounds? It may be the hidden chemicals in your food. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)are found in a variety

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Forever Chemical (PFAS) Causes a Water Crisis

On July 16th, McKeesport, PA residents were advised to not use their tap water for any purpose following a fire in the community. It was believed that more than 500 homes could have water contaminated with PFAS, a toxic class of chemicals that had been released from a chemical-based firefighting foam, known officially as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).

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Your donation makes a difference.

Give $50 For one community workshop

Give $75 To provide three healthy home action kits

Give $100 To supply four Lead Test Kits for Schools

Give $250 For WHE staff to advocate on behalf of PA families

Give $1500 To purchase an electrostatic sprayer backpack