Toxics

What do people organizing for environmental justice, advocating for healthier housing and building materials, mapping hotspots of pollution and poverty, or monitoring impacts of oil and gas production have in common? They’re all creatively using data-sharing...
A new requirement under the Affordable Care Act represents a major opportunity to strengthen hospitals' relationships with local community. Gary Cohen shares perspectives on the most promising opportunities in this blog post.
Get the latest scoop on recent domestic and international headlines on toxics issues in this blog post.
HEFN has two new issue briefs designed explicitly for funders just getting acquainted with environmental health philanthropy. Read more about what they offer in this blog post.
Charleston Gazette headlines:  Pregnant?  Bottled H2O recommended
In this guest post, Vanessa Daniel of the Groundswell Fund challenges funders to see the crisis in West Virginia as an opportunity to strengthen philanthropy and the state's grassroots power.
Ann Cornell, President of the Cornell Douglas Foundation, shares how the recent chemical spill in West Virginia fits within that state's ongoing fight against mountaintop removal coal mining.
An introduction to HEFN's newest Steering Committee Members: Lauren Davis of the 11th Hour Project, Christine James from the John Merck Fund, and Amy Panek of the Park Foundation.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, HEFN staff send out a big thank you to all of our members, colleagues and friends -- and especially to some HEFN heroes for their leadership and service.
When several funders noticed chemical hazards affecting people and wildlife, with little public awareness, regulation, or philanthropic investment, they took action. They formed a HEFN "Catalysts Collaborative" that has worked for nearly a decade to tackle...
The Kendeda Fund, together with other environmental health funders, support a project to foster collaboration and innovation between biologist and chemists to create new principles and testing protocols to design endocrine disrupting-free chemicals.

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