Our Services

Environmental Health Consultations

NW PEHSU provides free consultations to healthcare professionals, health departments, government agencies, community organizations, and individuals in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and Idaho (Region 10) on non-acute issues pertaining to reproductive or pediatric environmental health. For acute issues where a significant exposure is suspected or an individual is symptomatic, call the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) or seek immediate medical attention. To learn more about how our consult process works, issues we address, and how to make a request, go to the CONSULTATION tab.


Educational Outreach and Training

Educational outreach and training services are an important component of PEHSU’s mission to improve outcomes in reproductive and pediatric environmental health. Providing educational services to healthcare professionals and community members provides individuals with the tools they need to prevent exposures or address environmental health concerns as they arise, Service projects typically fall under the categories of clinician training, community outreach education, and the development of environmental health resources. Examples include:

  • speaking at professional conferences
  • hosting workshops or in-person training seminars
  • creating webinars, online continuing education modules, and factsheets
  • participating in community forums and events
  • presenting at Grand Rounds

Project topics are typically guided by requests and consultations to best address the needs and concerns of the communities we serve. To learn more about the services we can offer, to offer a suggestion for future projects, or to request NW PEHSU services, go to the OUTREACH AND TRAINING tab.



The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) are supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: NU61TS000296 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSUs by providing partial funding to CDC/ATSDR through Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. The content on this website has not been formally disseminated by CDC/ATSDR or the EPA and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. Use of trade names that may be mentioned is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the CDC/ATSDR or EPA.