Resource Library

The Resource Library contains publications, links, recordings, and other material on environmental health and environmental justice topics from HEFN and external sources.

Michael Passoff, Health and Environmental Funders Network
A briefing paper detailing the health, environmental and community impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the strategies grantmakers are...
National Center for Healthy Housing, ChangeLab Solutions, and Trust for America's Health
This issue brief calls for greater collaboration between public health and housing communities and outlines a...
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
This report summarizes findings from a significant body of peer-reviewed science on chemicals and health, including overviews of diseases linked to chemical exposures and...
Environmental Health News
A ten-part journalism series on communities across the U.S. facing environmental injustices.
Heather Cooley, Kristina Donnelly, The Pacific Institute
This report is a detailed assessment and synthesis of existing research on fracking as well as the results of interviews with representatives from...
Chicago Tribune Playing With Fire series
Chicago Tribune
This six-part investigative series reports on the proliferation of toxic flame retardants in many household products, and on deceptive campaigns waged by chemical manufacturers and the...
Elizabeth Grossman, Yale Environment 360
A study finds that even low doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals--used in everything from plastics to pesticides--can have serious effects on human health. These...
Kathy Sessions, Marni Rosen, The Jenifer Altman Foundation
An essay on approaching environmental health issues through grantmaking aimed at finding and addressing...
Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, Angel O. Torres
This book examines the relationship between a community's physical conditions and health burdens. The book was published by the American Public Health...
Addressing Public Health and Chemical Exposures
National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Leadership Council
This is the Executive Summary of an action agenda developed as part of a National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical...

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President Obama signs the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last year.
Blog posted on July 13, 2017
The story of last year’s passage of the first major piece of new environmental legislation in 20 years, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, is much like the story of...
Smell Pittsburgh App
Blog posted on April 25, 2017
Over the past several years, the Environment & Health Program at The Heinz Endowments has prioritized work to help the Pittsburgh region become truly livable. But it is hard to imagine how a...

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