CEHN, with the assistance of various leaders in the research, community health, non-profit, practice, legal, policy,economic, and Federal arenas, spent the majority of the last year working on the framework that the field hasbeen seeking for productive action to protect children from environmental hazards. This framework is titled ABlueprint for Protecting Children's Environmental Health: An Urgent Call to Action. This Blueprint is intended to be a high-level resource to assist various leaders in our communities -- and for the entire field of children's health and protection -- to prioritize the needs that are still very prevalent, on behalf of our children. The purpose of this resource is also to leverage those efforts that are showing, or that have a strong potential to show positive return to children and their families living in U.S. communities across the nation. It is our responsibility to do much better for our children.