What Our Partners Say about CHE

Wordle created from partner survey results

Comments from Some of Our Partners

Richard Jackson "CHE fills a critical need at a time of genuine threat and urgency. Thank you for your leadership."

- Richard Joseph Jackson, MD, MPH
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Former California State Health Officer and Director of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health 
Linda Guidice "I am inspired by CHE and all whose passions are to prevent and understand environmental effects on reproductive health and development and to make a difference in the public health. Keep up the good work!" 

- Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Sandra Steingraber "CHE serves such an important role as a clearinghouse of good, readable information on so many environmental health problems...I've seen firsthand the effect the CHE website has had in community organizing efforts."
- Sandra Steingraber, PhD
Author, Living Downstream and Having Faith, Biologist, Cancer Survivor, Mother, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ithaca College
Terry Collins "With its growing stellar community and body of activities and resources, CHE has become a luminous symbol of hope in the firmament of inspiration lighting the pathway toward sustainability."
- Terrence (Terry) J. Collins, PhD
Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry and Director, Institute for Green Oxidation Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
Jeanne Rizzo "CHE is a catalyst for the essential and well-established environmental health movement because the environmental health movement wanted to happen—was ready to happen. It is the community of the concerned that is growing—exponentially."

- Jeanne Rizzo, RN
Executive Director, Breast Cancer Fund
Mark Mitchell "CHE has been very helpful in bringing the latest science to activist representatives. Those people can then take the information back to their groups to be used in their advocacy efforts."

- Mark Mitchell, MD
President, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
Julia Brody "CHE provides a tremendously valuable network that takes us beyond our own day-to-day concerns, linking across issues and geography. It provides practical opportunities to share resources. CHE’s snowballing constituency together with the commitment to civil discourse has great potential to advance consensus that will generate action on environmental health policy." 

-Julia Brody, PhD
Silent Spring Institute
Richard Clapp "This has been an extraordinary effort to build the community of scientifically-informed advocacy for a cleaner and safer environment. I have valued the opportunity to participate in conference calls, regional meetings and the effort to influence the American Cancer Society's understanding of environmental causes of cancer."

- Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH
Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University, School of Public Health
Wilma Subra "CHE consists of and has provided the technical expertise to assist communities in dealing with a host of environmental and human health related situations. Through the newsletters and conference calls CHE has provided information to a host of experts who have responded to specific situations in communities. The ability to focus on specific community needs and to link the technical experts with the communities is an extremely valuable role that CHE has and continues to play."
- Wilma Subra
New Iberia, Louisiana
Shawna Larson "CHE has been particularly useful in helping us to broaden our Tribal and community networks in the area of health and the environment and I think that we in Alaska can serve as a model on how CHE can better serve rural communities."
- Shawna Larson
Environmental Justice Program Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
Steven Gilbert "CHE has been an excellent resource in Seattle, Washington. I believe it is really important to continue to create more CHE groups throughout the US. CHE helps to capture people's creativity and energy to address local issues on environmental and human health. It is very important to continue the efforts to bring diverse people together that share a common interest in the environment and human health."
- Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT
Director and Founder, Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders (INND)
Jackie Hunt Christensen

"CHE has done an excellent job of staying on top of the most current science on a panoply of issues. We just need to make it more available to the average working parent who gets most of his or her information from YouTube.com, USA TODAY and FOX News."

- Jackie Hunt Christensen
Former Co-chair, CHE Working Group on Parkinson's Disease and the Environment


"As a practicing primary care pediatrician, I witness every day the impact of environmental exposures on the health of children and families. With the proper tools, we are positioned to collect mountains of clinically useful data with the potential to transform healthcare. With CHE taking the lead, we can make this happen."

- Lawrence Rosen, MD
Founder, The Whole Child


The Collaborative on Health and the Environment is identifying a critical way forward to incorporate environmental health and other social factors into routine clinical care so we can better understand why people are getting sick in the first place. Healthcare needs to reach beyond the four walls of its facilities to address the environmental conditions that are contributing to chronic disease in America.

- Gary Cohen
Co-founder, President, and Executive Director, Health Care Without Harm; Former Executive Director, Environmental Health Fund


"To reduce growing health disparity, we must understand the contribution that the combined impact of prenatal, childhood and lifelong environmental exposures and psychosocial stressors make to vulnerable populations. CHE brings these multiple impacts to light in ways to help us collectively and effectively address these huge problems."

– Peggy M. Shepard
Executive Director, Co-founder, WE ACT For Environmental Justice