Since 2005, Magee has included environmental education in its programming for new parents, in patient education materials, and in its childbirth and newborn classes. We are committed to educating parents, caregivers, and the greater community in creating a healthy, sustainable environment for ourselves, our children, and our future.
In 2009 we began to offer a stand alone, comprehensive environmental health class for childbearing families. This evidence-based, free class teaches parents about common environmental hazards and how to avoid them through simple lifestyle changes. Environmental health education is included in the Magee prenatal/postnatal online newsletter.
Each spring the Education Department at Magee hosts an Environmental Health Literacy Symposium for health care providers. The purpose of the symposium is to educate health care providers around current research in the field of environmental health and to supply tools to assist them in counseling patients.
Dedicated to achieving excellence in research related to the health of women and infants, the Magee Women’s Research Institute has received special funding from The Heinz Endowments to conduct environmental health research.
The goal is to translate knowledge of environmental influences on women’s and infants’ health into improved health care, including prevention and intervention.