Project Objective and Progress
Our goal is to engage community leaders in developing a community-driven framework for conducting health investigations that prioritize public health. Federal protocols already exist for other public health emergencies, such as foodborne illnesses and natural disasters. Why not community exposure to toxic chemicals?
Through virtual meetings, CHEJ has brought together experts from around the country to discuss the structure for an improved response. We first met with community organizers to discuss flaws in the government’s current approach to evaluating chemically-associated health conditions. We brainstormed overarching principles for an alternative response and compiled a narrative detailing how we envision effective community engagement in a health investigation. We then consulted various environmental professionals to discuss technical steps of conducting health investigations.
The next step is to build grassroots support for our framework through community outreach and public presentations. We hope to eventually implement our vision into national legislation and establish an agency for effectively combating chemical contamination.
To learn more about this project, please contact us at email@example.com. We invite you to explore the resources below to view some of the ideas we have brainstormed at our meetings.
Unequal Response Project Overview
Unequal Response Breakout Group Notes
Unequal Response Narrative Q&A Notes
Unequal Response Exploratory Meeting
Unequal Response Community Leader Meeting Notes September 24, 2020
Unequal Response Community Leader Meeting Notes October 15, 2020
Unequal Response Community Leader Meeting Notes November 5, 2020
Unequal Response Scientist Meeting Notes January 14, 2021
Unequal Response Scientist Meeting Notes January 28, 2021
Unequal Response Scientist Meeting Notes February 18, 2021
Unequal Response Community Leader Notes March 11, 2021
Unequal Response Scientist Meeting Notes March 18, 2021
Unequal Response Meeting Notes April 8, 2021