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.   The surrounding […]

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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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JHA presents Cumulative Health Impacts Analysis Research at EPA Toxic Release Inventory conference

Linn Gould recently presented the Duwamish Valley Cumulative Health Impact Analysis: Seattle, Washington at an EPA conference in Arlington, Virginia.  The EPA and Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) co-sponsored the 2014 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities from May 7-9, 2014.  The Training […]

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Turning the documentation of environmental health inequities into Environmental Justice curriculum

The year 2013 was a productive one for JHA.  In addition to teaching health equity in a variety of settings, JHA has been documenting health inequities in order to influence decision makers.  We are proud of two publications that we wrote in collaboration with the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Duwamish River […]

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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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