News and Updates


The 2019 update to the "Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials" (Wildfire Smoke Guide) is now available and was co-authored by Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH, Assistant Director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Boston Children's Hospital. "This guide provides public health officials with the information they need to prepare for smoke events, communicate health risks and take measures to protect public health. To obtain this valuable resource, click here.

Additionally, Dr Hauptman authored the pediatric factsheet titled "Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash". This resource provides useful information on keeping children safe during a wildfire event.



AAP News: The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released their environmental policy manual titled "Pediatric Environmental Health, 4th Edition". The PEHC's Dr. Woolf and Dr. Hauptman authored many of the chapters in this important book. "The updated AAP policy manual from the Council on Environmental Health, often referred to as “The Green Book,” reflects advances in the understanding of the etiology, identification, management, and prevention of diseases and conditions linked to the environment".  Dr. Woolf is also on the AAP's Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee.



"In February, Region 1 PEHSU educators, Kim Manning and Matthew Spence, finalized a website-friendly infographic and poster on 'Adolescent Vaping' and have posted it on the New England PEHSU website. During March, staff have begun to distribute the poster to local health departments, schools, and other venues. The color poster pdf is available to any PEHSU staff who request it. During April Dr. Woolf will also distribute the poster at his Grand Rounds on 'Adolescent Vaping and Marijuana Use' at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, MA, on April 11th as well as during his lecture on marijuana and novel substances of abuse to first year Tufts medical students on April 9th."