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Environment & Health Ambassadors Program

Posted by Natasha Ghent-Rodriguez on September 22, 2010

PSR is hosting a series of trainings for Environment and Health Ambassadors against toxic chemicals around the country. Participating chapters include Oregon, Boston, Maine, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. The ambassador program aims to train physician and public health experts to be advocates for federal chemical reform.  

A special curriculum has been designed to provide the ambassadors with a better understanding of the myriad ways in which chemicals are trespassing into our lives every day. The trainings also aim to increase the skills of health professionals in translating the science and health effects of toxic chemicals by using effective health communication strategies. Medical and public health personnel who complete the training will learn how to effective write LTEs and op-eds, amongst other communication strategies.

After completing the training, the Environment and Health Ambassador will be a local and national advocate for protecting health and for bringing about better polices for managing dangerous toxins in our environment.

Comprehensive reform on toxic chemicals is needed today. If you are a health professional and would like to participate in one of our trainings, check to see if there is a training in your local area. If not, contact mrauch@psr.org to explore ways that you, too, can be an Environment and Health Ambassador.

Learn more about our Toxics Program.

Fixing a toxics “quagmire” at EPA: the role of risk assessment in chemical policy reform

Inside the Boardroom of the Chemical Industry


Confronting Toxics Program

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