War as a determinant of health and inequity

War is a health equity issue: It creates substantial unjust health disparities that are both unnecessary and preventable.  JHA’s Executive Director, Linn Gould and colleagues James Gould and Steve Gilbert just returned from the American Public Health Association Conference in Boston where we presented on Women Peacemakers: An Online Educational Tool.  We discussed the history […]

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First Superfund Health Impact Assessment in Nation

JHA collaborated with the University of Washington Department of Enviromental and Occupational Health Sciences and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition to conduct the first Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the nation on a Superfund Site.  The Health Impact Assessment: Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site focuses on health changes that may result […]

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Keynote speech at Kansas Governor’s Public Health Conference

We just returned from a great trip to Wichita, Kansas where Linn Gould, JHA’s Executive Director gave a keynote speech at the 8th Annual Governor’s Public Health Conference called: Health Equity at Work: Navigating Healthier Communities in Kansas.  We also ran a break out session called: A compass for putting equity into practice: Tools and […]

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JHA in the news: Seattle Cumulative Health Impacts Analysis

Study finds life is shorter for some in the 98108 zip code –  Seattle Times http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020655212_duwamishpollutionxml.html New study: Seattle’s Unhealthiest zip code – EarthFix, Oregon Public Broadcasting Radio version: http://earthfix.opb.org/repo/media/audio/2013/03/27/032613AA_Duwamishstudy.mp3 Written Version: http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/new-study-seattles-unhealthiest-zip-code/ A River for All?  Environmental Justice in the Duwamish Valley radio and written version: http://www.prx.org/pieces/94947-a-river-for-all-environmental-justice-in-the-duwa#description New Duwamish Valley Report: Greatest cumulative health impacts – […]

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Seattle Cumulative Health Impacts Analysis now available

We are pleased to announce that the Duwamish Valley Cumulative Health Impacts Analysis: Seattle, Washington researched and written by JHA’s Executive Director, Linn Gould and managed by BJ Cummings of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition was released today. A Brief Summary of the Duwamish Valley Cumulative Health Impacts Analysis in Seattle, Washington  South Seattle’s Duwamish Valley […]

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