BREAK THE CYCLE OF CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES
Promoting Health Equity for All Children
THE BREAK THE CYCLE PROGRAM
The Break the Cycle Program focuses on raising awareness of children's environmental health disparities and on cultivating future leaders.
Break the Cycle is a collaborative interdisciplinary research and training program involving University faculty who mentor graduate and undergraduate students in academic tracks that focus on the impact of environmental factors on children’s health. The target populations are communities where the environmental hazards are related to circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.
Each year, students and faculty from a variety of colleges and universities participate in developing projects that will
Break the Cycle of Children’s Environmental Health Disparities
to promote health equity for all children.
To attend this years conference, please register here.
The students present their projects at a national conference and the results are published in international journals. Over the past 17 years Break the Cycle has engaged over 150 students from 50 universities in 12 states in the USA as well as from countries in Latin America and Africa that have resulted in the publication of 12 international journal supplements. This set of projects also forms the basis for 12 books in a Public Health Series by Nova Publishers.
Break the Cycle Program received the Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award for the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2016.