Environmental Health

Our goal is to protect the community from environment-related health threats and concerns by educating individuals, families and local businesses to support them in gaining more control over their health, community coalitions, and policy development. Threats and concerns we address include:

We acknowledge that non-dominant communities (including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, the disability community, people experiencing poverty, and sexual minorities) have experienced historical injustices that have translated into persistent health inequities. These inequities result directly from the social conditions in which people work play and live, creating community-wide differences in health. We affirm that social conditions such as meaningful employment, affordable housing, a clean environment, respect and dignity, and quality education are critical to health, and seek to advocate for these in our work. We’re guided by the values of self-determination and community participation in decision-making.