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Protection of Children and Older Adults (Elderly) from Environmental Health Risks

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Environmental Protection Agency , Office of Administration
CFDA #: 66.609

Purpose of this program:

To support efforts of organizations, educational institutions, and/or state local and tribal governmental agencies to establish or enhance their ability to take actions that will reduce environmental risks to the health of children or the aging (elderly) population. Funding Priority: Annual Funding Priorities for FY05 include the following: (1) Support efforts to create healthy school environments; (2) Building state, local, and tribal capacity to address childhood asthma and other children?s environmental health issues; (3) Provide children's environmental health information and analysis to state legislatures; (4) Support efforts to educate pediatric health practitioners on environmental risks to children; (5) Support efforts to implement a National Agenda for the Environment and the Aging to help the Agency protect the health of older persons; preparing for an aging society in a smart growth context, and encouraging civic engagement among older persons to protect health and the environment; (6) Build state and local capacity to reduce environmental hazards that may affect the health of older persons; (7) Support civic engagement among older adults activities designed to address environmental hazards in local communities; (8) Support state efforts to conduct environmental health tracking as it relates to older persons; (9) Support efforts to value children at the state level; (10) Support international efforts on children's environmental health indicators; (11) Support partnerships to encourage corporate social responsibility related to children?s environmental health and the health of older adults; (12) Support outreach and educational efforts to health professionals who work with older adults; (13) Support intergenerational programs that unite the young and the aging to protect human health and the environment; and (14) Partner with State and local governments as well as non-governmental organizations and/or academic institutions to demonstrate how smart growth activities can be incorporated to improve the quality of life for children and older persons by improving environmental quality.