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. 


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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.


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

So, what is lead?

Lead is a toxic metal that is naturally not found in the human body but is commonly used in our surrounding infrastructure. Lead has been

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Back to School: Healthy School Supplies Guide

Opting for greener back to school supplies not only saves the environment and your health but can save money too. These tips can help you, as a parent, teacher, or student, choose non-toxic and eco-friendly school supplies for a healthier, safer school year.

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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