JHA presents at a National Academy of Sciences Workshop

In January, JHA’s executive director, Linn Gould presented at a National Academy of Sciences Roundtable workshop to explore critical health literacy’s (CHL’s) role in addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH). CHL is defined by Nutbeam (2000) as an individuals understanding of the SDOH combined with the skills to take action at both the individual […]

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Duwamish Valley Community Passes Equity Resolution with Port of Seattle

2019 has been one of Just Health Action’s proudest years.   On December 10 (International Human Rights Day), Port of Seattle commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 3767, Duwamish Valley Community Benefits Commitment. The equity program seeks to achieve three shared goals: 1) Community-Port capacity building; 2) Healthy environment and communities; and 3) Economic prosperity […]

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South Park installs its first (but not last) green wall at its library

  On April 8, JHA and its partners inaugurated the installation of seven artistic green wall panels at the South Park Library.  The panels, each 3 feet wide by 5 feet tall create a free standing vegetated trellis system.  Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s (DRCC) Duwamish Valley Youth Corps (DVYC) helped spread mulch and plant vines […]

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JHA Wins Award for Green Wall in Duwamish Valley

King County Recognizes a Leader in Air Quality Solutions  https://kingcountywtd.com/2017/04/18/king-county-recognizes-a-leader-in-air-quality-solutions/ Left to right, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Andrew Schiffer, Linn Gould, Ethan Newstrum, and Paulina Lopez   On Monday, April 17, Just Health Action (JHA) received a Green Globe Award for leading a broad partnership to address the most pressing environmental issue in Georgetown – […]

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Green Wall goes up in Georgetown to filter air pollution

    On October 22, JHA and all its wonderful partners finished building a green wall in Georgetown at CDL Recycle on East Marginal Way.  Green walls are vegetated trellis systems used to filter air pollution. East Marginal Way is a heavily trafficked street and also lined with industries that contribute to exacerbating air quality.  […]

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Addressing seafood contamination for subsistence fishers: An environmental justice issue

JHA presented Addressing seafood contamination for subsistence fishers: Community participatory learning & action at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region X on January 28th. Since 2014, JHA has received two Duwamish River Opportunity Fund (DROF) grants to explore opportunities to protect subsistence fishers from consuming contaminated resident seafood harvested from the Lower Duwamish Waterway (LDW) Superfund […]

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New! JHA Environmental Justice curriculum now available

JHA is excited to announce our new Environmental Justice (EJ) curriculum. Our EJ curriculum is highly interactive. It involves drawing, role play, mapping, and case study analysis. JHA’s teaching approach also encourages critical analysis and reflection, similar to education for ‘critical consciousness’ advocated by the famous Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire. We actively teach our students […]

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Upcoming Promoting Health Equity: “Train the Trainer” Workshop August 3-6

JHA will be teaching a three and a half day Promoting Health Equity “Train the Trainer” workshop at University of Washington’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) this summer in Seattle from August 3-6.  See below for the course description. For more information about the NWCPHP Summer Institute, click here. For more information about […]

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JHA launches Vietnamese Fisher Alternatives Pilot

JHA is proud to announce that it is one of the recipients of a grant from the City of Seattle’s Duwamish River Opportunity Fund. The Vietnamese Fisher Alternatives Pilot project will establish and interview a Vietnamese fisher advisory group to explore their beliefs and values around fishing and well-being as well as searching for alternatives […]

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Fish consumption as a human right

On Wednesday, June 18, Linn Gould, JHA’s Executive Director will be on a Seattle Human Rights Commission panel to discuss the connection between fish consumption rates in low income and/or people of color populations, health inequities, and human rights.  The Seattle Human Rights Commission recently passed a resolution calling on Washington State Department of Ecology […]

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