Mission, Vision & Values


The Collaborative for Health and Environment (CHE) cultivates a learning community based on the latest, evidence-based science to share knowledge and resources, and improve individual and collective health.

CHE is focused on how environmental risks can impact human health. By informing and connecting affected and interested groups, CHE hopes to build a groundswell of demand for prevention-focused behaviors and policies, as well as economic and legal structures that protect public health.


CHE envisions a world where all people live free from environmental risks that harm human health.


At CHE, we strongly believe in the following values:

  • Evidence-based science
  • Prevention-oriented behaviors and policies
  • The power of education
  • Civility in discourse
  • Diversity of engagement
  • The power of community
  • Excellence in execution
  • Hope for what’s possible
  • Cutting edge innovation
  • Transparent information and governance

Consensus Statement

The CHE consensus statement reflects our mission, vision and values, and identifies the facts and principles upon which signatories agree. Signatories to CHE's consensus statement include more than 5000 individuals and organizations in 87 countries and all 50 US states, including scientists, health professionals, health-affected groups, nongovernmental organizations, and other concerned citizens.

The Collaborative for Health and Environment is a program of Commonweal, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.