231369 WEACT: Building our community capacity

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Peggy Shepard , West Harlem Environmental Action, New York, NY
WE ACT has had a long history of conducting environmental public health work in collaboration with university researchers. Through the CARE project WEACT is extending and strengthening its position in the community by establishing a steering committee made of key leaders representing all stakeholders in the local community. This CARE Collaborative will help WEACT work to identify potential sources of environmental exposures and establish priorities for risk reduction. It will also work to identify community assets in order to build on existing strengths in the community. In this presentation, we will discuss how we developed the collaborative and how it helps to build upon our past and on-going work in environmental public health.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Identify community assets in order to build on existing strengths in the community

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a community leader for many years and have received grant funding from federal agencies, including the NIEHS and the EPA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.