231726 Engaging and sustaining partnerships

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Charlie Chase , College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado - Denver, Denver, CO
Healthy Air for Northeast Denver (HAND) was a collaborative partnership borne out of the Northeast Denver Environmental Initiative initiated by EPA Region 8. The HAND project area covered 6 neighborhoods, and its stakeholders include non-profit, government, industry, community and academic representatives with broad experience fostering community based participation in environmental issues important in Denver. HAND partners built consensus on priorities to reduce exposure to and emissions of toxics with a focus on three areas: diesel and stationary sources, indoor air and education, and land use. To create a sustained program HAND applied the following principles: Focus on action; Focus on all sources of air toxics: stationary, mobile and indoor air; Funding to leverage participation and support; and Decision making at the stakeholder level, not by EPA or other government entities. Today we will examine the following: Building Structure for engaging all partners in Decision Making; Keeping Community Residents engaged; Collaborative process with Businesses; What have we learned - How to get it right the first time.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Explain the principles involved in developing a sustainable community-based partnership to address environmental health concerns.

Keywords: Community Collaboration, Sustainability

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Community Organizer and HAND Grant Project Manager
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.