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Preventing Chemical Exposures in Multi-ethnic Populations: A Community and Government Partnership for Environmental Health Education

Gina Ann Margillo, MA, Impact Assessment, 320 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA, CA 90013, 213-620-2586, GMargill@dhs.ca.gov

The Fish Contamination Education Collaborative is a participatory, environmental justice education project funded by the USEPA. The project aims to prevent chemical exposures to anglersí and their families who regularly catch and eat contaminated fish from the Los Angeles Coast and local markets. To meet this goal, the project focused on training Vietnamese, Latino, Cambodian, Pacific Islander, Chinese, and Filipino educators to conduct in-language outreach and education within their communities. Grants were distributed to 7 community-based organizations (CBOs) to partner with state, local and federal agencies and local institutions to develop and implement culturally appropriate risk communication, outreach, and education campaigns over a two-year period. Outreach was conducted on piers, in markets, through the media, and in workshops and community fairs. This session will present the partnership model for reaching disenfranchised communities and discuss the challenges and successes of its' application on a regional level.

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Keywords: Community Participation, Environmental Health

Related Web page: www.pvsfish.org

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: Impact Assessment, United States Environmental Protection Agency and a partnership of 30 state, local and federal organizations and agencies.
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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Empowering Communities to Face Emerging Environmental Health Challenges

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA