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Environmental Health Assessment (APPLETREE) Program

The Health Assessment Program (HAP) works to protect the health of communities from harmful environmental exposures by providing health-based educational services and preparing technical health consultation documents.

HAP implements Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education, an environmental health program focused on child day care locations.

Environmental Health Tracking Program

Visit the Environmental Health Tracking Program Page.

Environmental Justice Strategic Plan

View DOH's Environmental Justice Strategic Plan.

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Oil and Natural Gas Production Health Concerns

The Oil and Natural Gas Production (ONGP) Health Concerns unit administers the ONGP-related health complaints registry for Pennsylvania residents.

PFAS Projects

The PFAS Projects page has important information on the PA PFAS Multi-site Health Study, as well as the PEATT Pilot Project in Bucks and Montgomery counties along with other PFAS-related documents.

Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance (PennOSHS) Program

The Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance (PennOSHS) Program aims to prevent and reduce occupationally linked injuries, illnesses, deaths and occupational health disparities in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) program reports the number of adults ages 16+ in Pennsylvania with elevated blood lead levels and the source of their exposure.

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Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) have been observed worldwide and have been reported in ambient waters in all states, including Lake Erie and other Pennsylvania waters.

Environmental Health Capacity (EHC) Program

The Environmental Health Capacity (EHC) Program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and seeks to detect, prevent, and control environmental health hazards through data-driven and evidence-based approaches.

COVID-19 Supplement Grant (ATSDR)

This page contains information to support COVID-19 prevention activities for maintaining healthy Pre-K-12 schools and early childcare and education (ECE) center settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.