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October 2020

Creating a Tool for Change: How UW Researchers and Community Partners Co-Produced the Washington Environmental Health Disparities Map

October 13, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 PM Pacific Time | Online 

Presented by: Esther Min, Research Consultant with UW Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Deric Gruen, Co-Executive Director with Front and Centered

In 2016, Front and Centered, a statewide environmental justice group, approached UW researchers with the idea of developing a map that shows health risks based on your neighborhood. The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) signed on and soon, several other partners joined the cross-sector collaboration. A few years and eleven community listening sessions later, the Washington Environmental Health Disparities Map is an interactive tool that can be used to inform state and local environmental policy, funding priorities, environmental justice advocacy and regulation enforcement to reduce health inequities across communities. 

Join EarthLab, DEOHS Research Consultant Esther Min, and Front and Centered Co-Executive Director Deric Gruen for a conversation about community-driven, solution-oriented research. What happens when a community organization initiates a project with the University of Washington? What are the barriers to collaborating across academia and community? What can other researchers or community members learn from this partnership?


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