The National Education Association Health Information Network's mission is to improve the health and safety of school personnel and students by providing the school community with vital and timely information that will increase teacher and education support professional (esp) quality and student achievement. NEA HIN serves as a link between public school employees; local, state, and national health organizations; and government agencies. Since its inception, NEA HIN has addressed numerous health & safety issues that affect NEA members and students, including HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, cancer, teen pregnancy, mental wellness, nutrition, school safety, asthma and environmental hazards in schools. As the non-profit health affiliate of the National Education Association, the NEA Health Information Network (NEAHIN) provides health & safety information to the 3.2 million educational employees and students it serves. NEA HIN distributes information nationally through NEA's 51 state/territory affiliates as well as 14,000 local education associations.