Healthy Environments for Children Alliance

HECA Information Materials

Through advocacy and information sharing, the Healthy Environments for Children Alliance (HECA) aims to raise awareness with the goal of informing and influencing policy- and decision-makers on effective measures for protecting and promoting healthy environments for children.

Advocacy Materials

  • HECA Flyer - A brief overview of the Alliance. (PDF, 252KB)

  • "Shape the Future of Life: Healthy Environments for Children" Tool Kit, Sticker (PDF, 236KB), and Measuring Tape (PDF, 1.35MB) - To assist World Health Day 2003 event coordinators around the world to organize on the healthy environments for children theme.

  • Healthy Environments for Children - An Alliance to Shape the Future of Life – An advocacy tool disseminated at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (26 August-4 September 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa), where HECA was launched.

  • HECANET Email Updates - An electronic mailing list providing updates on HECA activities, as well as links to HEC advocacy tools and information resources.

  • Factsheet on Healthy Environments for Children.

  • HECA Newsletter – A monthly publication to begin circulation in late 2003.

Guiding Frameworks and Workplans

The HECA Framework for Action, drafted at the 9-10 June 2003 meeting of the Alliance-Building Task Force, sets out the initial activities and expected achievements of the Alliance.

The HECA three year implementation plan drafted at the 10-12 November 2004 meeting of the HECA Steering Group, gives guidance for priority HECA activities to be undertaken by HECA stakeholders.

Background Documentation

Press Gallery

Information Sharing

Links to WHO information sources

Indoor air

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Vector-borne diseases

Toxic chemicals

Accidents and injuries

Other Materials

ISDE recently contributed an article on children's health and the environment to the Journal of the Society for International Development


Contact the HECA Secretariat.

Sign up for HECANET!

HECA Framework for Action

Chinese [.pdf]
Russian [.pdf]
Spanish [.pdf]

Children's Corner

Children's artwork. Resources for teaching HEC. Children celebrating WHD 2003.


HECA was inaugurated at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. More information.

World Health Day

"Shape the Future of Life: Healthy Environments for Children" was the theme of World Health Day 2003.