CHE-Washington Partnership

Gail Gensler at NW Children's Environmental Health Forum

This partnership explores the emerging science on environmental health, justice and education relevant to people living in Washington State. CHE-Washington’s current focus is on Children’s Environmental Health issues. We provide a space for health professionals, scientists, researchers, community groups, government agents and health-affected individuals and families to connect, share and discuss new research findings, prevention strategies and interventions on a wide range of environmental drivers of health and disease outcomes relevant to the children. We do this by hosting in-person meetings and conference calls featuring new research that our Washington partners might find important and by distributing influential research articles online.

CHE-WA 2013 forum baby

In-person meetings are generally held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from September through June at a rotating location in and around Seattle and can be attended virtually. These meetings provide opportunities to network with colleagues, share ideas and hear presentations from leading researchers and other experts. Please join this partnership to receive meeting announcements.

Established in 2007, CHE-Washington has historically investigated a range of environmental health issues, including environmental justice, the Precautionary Principle, climate change and more. To learn more about the history of CHE-Washington, please visit our dedicated CHE-Washington website.

The ScienceServ is moderated by Lorelei Walker, PhD, MPH, CHE’s program manager.

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. For posting guidelines and etiquette, please see our CHEtiquette.


To join this partnership, please join as a CHE partner and check the CHE-Washington option. Current CHE partners can send an email request to Contact to be added to this partnership. Current subscribers can send messages to Contact.

CHE-Washington Activities

CHE-Washington-Created Tools

The CHE-Washington working group has created several tools focused on education and outreach around children’s environmental health.

Cleaning for Health in the Classroom

CHEWAScienceServClassroomCleaningKit - Copy These tools support a training for teachers and school staff to reduce toxic exposures in the classroom:

Northwest Hazardous Material Management Association Conference Workshop - 2015

These training tools provide an overview of reducing exposures before, during, and after pregnancy:

Washington State Environmental Health Association Training

This training set focuses on healthy homes and reducing chemical exposure in the home living environment:

CHE-WA partners investigating toys for hazards

CHE-Washington partners investigate toys for hazards.

Home Show Outreach

CHE-Washington working group members created this presentation to bring awareness to the dangers of lead-based paint exposure during home renovation and remodeling: