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ScienceServs are CHE's listservs. We use the term ‘ScienceServ' to make explicit that our core work is serving up the best available science — science to share, to digest, to spark constructive conversation among everyone who wants to join our table, and to catalyze prevention-focused initiatives, policies, and practices. We serve our partners and all concerned with environmental health by making science the cornerstone of our broader mission to build a more informed learning community across disciplines and sectors to promote more effective health-protective decisions, individually and collectively. Some of CHE's ScienceServs may also be active in hosting conference calls, presenting at meetings, and so forth. All of these activities are considered part of the science service that CHE providesPlease note CHE does not take a stance on specific legislation nor sign petitions and the like. Rather, we investigate and discuss the scientific foundation for more health protective policies in a civil tone.

INITIATIVES AND
WORKING GROUPS

Asthma *

Autism *

Cancer

Children's Health (CEH) *

Climate Change

Cumulative Impacts

Diabetes-Obesity Spectrum

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

Reproductive Health

Healthy Aging and the Environment Initiative

Integrative Health *

Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDD) *

Mental Health *

Neurodegenerative Diseases *

Pandemics and Environmental Health *

Science *

Technolgy and Environmental Health *

* Initiatives with a listserv as a primary activity: if a Partner or group of Partners wants to suggest or spearhead an activity beyond any of the groups' listservs listed below CHE is interested in hearing from you. Please email info@healthandenvironment.org with your ideas and availability to assist with implementation of new activities.

Regional Groups:

Alaska State (CHE-AK)

Oregon State (CHE-OR)

Washington State (CHE-WA)

Europe/HEAL

Each group is listed at right, with links for more details and descriptions. If you are interested in joining one of our ScienceServs and are currently a CHE Partner, please contact us at info@healthandenvironment.org. Also please take a moment to read the ScienceServ guidelines—CHEtiquette—below. Feel free to direct any questions about the time commitments or group focus to the ScienceServ coordinator. If you have an idea for a new ScienceServ, please contact Elise Miller, CHE director, at elise@healthandenvironment.org.

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CHEtiquette -- A few words about CHE ScienceServs

CHE is designed to be a safe and constructive space for all CHE Partners to respectfully share, investigate, debate, and discuss the emerging environmental health science and its implications for human and planetary health. Because of the breadth and diversity of the CHE Partnership, we are deeply committed to civility and mutual respect in order to advance knowledge and understanding in this growing field. We expect all CHE partners to adhere to these core values in all interactions. Below are some additional guidelines for participating in our ScienceServs:

  • Please always prioritize civility over content.
  • Posts should focus on the science and closely related issues. CHE does not take a stance on specific legislation. Rather we investigate and discuss the scientific foundation for such policies. Please do not send petitions or other sign-on requests to the ScienceServs. Calls for comments and for science-based input on policy and issues, such as those posted by governmental agencies, are welcome and appreciated. When posting such calls please refrain from suggesting a specific position comments should take.
  • Some messages apply to more than one ScienceServ. Please send the message separately to each ScienceServ so that replies specific to one topic do not overwhelm the inboxes of participants of other topics.
  • We encourage dialog! However, if your comments are a detailed exchange with individual partners, please take that conversation offline. This helps reduce clutter in all our inboxes.
  • Please write a clear and specific subject line. When you forward something or change the topic of the discussion, please change the subject line to match the point of your message. Please remove unnecessary text and quote only the section of text to which you are responding
  • ScienceServ correspondence may only be forwarded or posted elsewhere if all personal commentary has been removed from the original post. To forward personal commentary explicit permission of the author must first be obtained.
  • To allow partners to help each other efficiently, please indicate what research you have already done (e.g. Medline, Google Scholar, etc) when posting a question to a list.
  • To respect the space limitations of internet servers in general, please do not send unnecessary attachments via the ScienceServ. Instead, send URLs when available.
  • Please do not advertise products or services on any CHE ScienceServ.
  • Please send any administrative messages solely to CHE’s administrative e-mail: info@healthandenvironment.org, and not to the group.
  • If you have a question regarding whether a certain request is appropriate for distribution please contact info@healthandenvironment.org first.

 

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