Environmental Health Initiatives

Environmental Health Initiatives

CEEE's environmental health initiatives focus on community practices and state strategies that significantly reduce children's exposure to pesticides and other preventable pollutants.  We work with school boards, grounds staff, park managers, child care centers and local champions to significantly reduce pesticide use.  We also help Iowans--especially public health professionals--understand that regenerative farming, as practiced by innovative farmers, build soil & water quality, do not rely on pesticides, and solve for a pattern of health. 


  • GOOD NEIGHBOR IOWA - Good Neighbors manage their lawns without pesticides. Join Iowa leaders who are committing to pesticide-free lawn management to protect child health and water quality. | Go to Good Neighbor Iowa

  • FARMING FOR PUBLIC HEALTH -  We are a statewide initiative to build more understanding among healthcare providers and public health professionals about agricultural strategies that solve for a pattern of soil health, clean water, biodiversity conservation, healthy food, rural economic vitality--collectively, public health. | Go to Farming for Public Health


  • Audrey E. Tran Lam
    Audrey E. Tran Lam
    Environmental Health Program Manager

    Since 2017, Audrey has managed the CEEE's environmental health initiatives, working where human health and environmental sustainability meet. She holds a masters degree in Public Health from the University of Iowa, a plant-based nutrition certificate from eCornell, and a graduate certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Food Systems, the Environment, and Public Health. Audrey currently serves on the board of the Iowa Rural Health Association and the Heartland Health Research Alliance. 

    ON FACEBOOK: Good Neighbor Iowa

    audrey.tranlam@uni.edu / (319) 273-7150
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