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CHE Partnership call: Why the US Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market: A Conversation with Journalist Elizabeth Grossman
Wed, Dec 9

CHE Partnership call: Environmental Health and Complexity: Exploring the Ecological Model of Health
Fri, Dec 11

CHE Partnership call: Is a Health Study the Answer for Your Community? A Guide for Making Informed Decisions
Tues Jan 26

11/18/15: MP3 recording available: Brain Sex Differences During Gestation: The Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

11/12/15: MP3 recording available: Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High Throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer

11/10/15: MP3 recording available: Community-Based Participatory Research in the Arctic: Sources of Environmental Contaminants on St. Lawrence Island

11/5/15: MP3 recording available: Bringing Public Health to the International Negotiating Table: Environmental Health and the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015

10/30/15: MP3 recording available: Reducing the Burden: International Reproductive Health Leaders Call for Greater Efforts to Prevent Toxic Chemical Exposure, New Opinion from FIGO

10/21/15: MP3 recording available: The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

10/20/15: MP3 recording available: Responding to Communities: Communicating the Science of TCE and PCE

10/19/15: MP3 recording available: Climate Change and the Release of Contaminants in the Arctic: Current Research and Potential Health Effects

10/13/15: MP3 recording available: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Mutations and Cancer

10/8/15: MP3 recording available: The Price of Pollution: Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in Children


CHE Partners on why they value our work

How to Participate

There are various levels of participation available once you have decided to become a CHE Partner.

  1. Join as an Organizational or Individual CHE Partner. All CHE Partners agree to the Consensus Statement and fill out an application to join. There are no dues and no further obligations involved in joining. Once you have decided to become a CHE Partner there are various levels of participation available. CHE Partners can get involved in a number of ways.

  2. Join the CHE Listserv. When you join as a CHE Partner you are automatically added to the CHE national listserv. You will receive no more than four emails per month. These emails contain a compilation of activities within the network, including monthly newsletters and announcements about CHE Partnership Calls. By joining the listserv you are kept informed about current CHE events and news.

  3. Listen and Participate in CHE Partnership Calls. Each month CHE hosts a conference call on timely environmental health issues featuring presentations from leading scientists, health professionals and other experts from multiple fields. Subjects covered previously include environmental cardiology, endocrine disruption, nanotechnology, thyroid conditions, biomonitoring, neurodegenerative diseases and many other topics.

  4. Join a CHE Working Group. A number of working groups have been established to address specific environmental health issues and to create opportunities for more focused dialogue and activities. Some of these areas include: asthma, cancer, breast cancer, electromagnetic fields, infertility, learning and developmental disabilities and Parkinson’s disease. In addition to convening conferences and creating issue-specific initiatives, working group participants have also developed consensus statements, white papers, fact sheets and new policies on environmental health.

  5. Join a Regional Partnership. Regional partnerships bring CHE Partners together to share resources and information on region-specific environmental health issues, convene conferences, sponsor lectures and engage in other collaborative activities. Regional partnerships are currently active in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

  6. Stay Current with CHE Resources. CHE scientists produce and disseminate scientific briefing papers, which summarize the state of research that links various health outcomes with environmental factors for the informed layperson. Monthly CHE newsletters provide updates on science, policy and advocacy. CHE information partner, www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org, offers daily updates about environmental health news and science.

  7. Take a Lead on a CHE Activity within the Collaborative. For example, you could create a team of representatives of health-affected groups in your area to work on an initiative of interest to you. Or you could join a local or regional health group and support its engagement with CHE. Review the ongoing CHE activities and then contact CHE staff to discuss the possibilities.

  8. CHE Partner Initiatives. As a National Partnership we encourage collaboration and opportunities for involvement whenever possible. Many CHE Partners are actively working on legislation or community action and have requested that the Partnership support their individual resolution, policy or initiative. As a result, we have created a three-tiered system to help us sort through initiatives that might be of interest to the collaborative as a whole. Our goal is to raise the level of public awareness and dialogue about the potential links between health and the environment, with a particular focus on chemicals and health. All CHE activities occur within the framework established in our Consensus Statement.

For more information about any of these activities, contact Elise Miller, CHE Director at: Elise@HealthandEnvironment.org.


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