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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Health equity front and center at APHA

When JHA first started presenting at American Public Health Association (APHA) meetings several years ago, we had to explain the social determinants of health.  Things are changing.  This year, the term health equity was front and center in multiple panels and discussions.  (JHA uses Margaret Whitehead’s 1992 health inequity definition: Differences in health which are not […]

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Duwamish Tribe Environmental Justice Digital Stories

In the winter and spring of 2012, JHA had the opportunity to teach six Duwamish Tribe youth about Environmental Justice and how to make digital stories.  Their stories were about the Duwamish River and how the river’s contaminated state affected the youth from both an individual and  tribal perspective.   We are pleased to announce that Jac Trautman was a Youth Filmmaker Award Winner […]

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Health Impact Assessment on Duwamish River Superfund cleanup for JHA

JHA is excited to announce that we are collaborating with the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coaliton to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site Cleanup Plan.   An HIA is defined as a combination of procedures, methods, and tools that systematically judges the potential and sometimes […]

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JHA leaps into 2012

There is a Danish tradition to jump from your couch or chair at the stroke of midnight of the new year.  It signifies leaving your worries behind from the previous year and leaping into the new year with all your hopes of exciting and better things to come.  JHA leapt into 2012 with excitement. 2011 […]

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JHA is off to APHA: Health equity at work

JHA is presenting at the American Public Health Association conference in DC on November 1 at 2:30 pm.  We would love to see you there. Health equity at work: Training at Whatcom County Health Department Linn Gould (JHA), Liz Mogford (Western Washington University), and Astrid Newell (Whatcom County Health Department) This session highlights Whatcom County Health Department’s […]

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