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Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
A commmunity of nurses committed to health people and environments.

www.e-commons.org

ANA: Environmental Health/RNnoHarm
The American Nurses Association’s resources and information on environmental health and nursing.

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OccupationalandEnvironmental/environmentalhealth.aspx

Center for Children’s Health & the Environment
The mission of the Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (CCHE) of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine is to protect children against environmental threats to health.

www.childenvironment.org

Center for Health Design
The Center for Health Design is a leading research and advocacy organization of forward-thinking healthcare and design professionals who are leading the quest to improve the quality of healthcare through building architecture and design.

http://www.healthdesign.org/aboutus/index.php

Center for Health, Environment & Justice
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice works to build healthy communities, with social justice, economic well-being, and democratic governance. We believe this can happen when individuals from communities have the power to play an integral role in promoting human health and environmental integrity. Our role is to provide the tools to build strong, healthy communities where people can live, work, learn, play and pray.

www.chej.org

Collaborative on Health and the Environment
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is a diverse network of 2900 individual and organizational Partners in 45 countries and 48 states, working collectively to advance knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors.

www.healthandenvironment.org

The Ecology Center
Works for a just and healthy environment through grassroots organizing, advocacy, education and demonstration projects. Section on “Greening Healthcare” contains information on healthcare’s effects on the environment and medical waste.

http://www.ecocenter.org/healthcare/introduction.php

EnviRN Knowledge Network  New!
Developed by a cadre of environmental and community health nursing experts, EnviRN is dedicated to supporting nurses seeking accurate, timely and credible scientific information on environmental health and nursing. Our goal is to create a “virtual nursing village” where nurses can share strategies, tools, resources, and ideas in order to promote environmental health in their workplaces, homes, schools, and communities.

www.enviRN.org

Environmental Health Nursing Education Collaborative
The Environmental Health Nursing Education Collaborative is a project organized by the Boston University Superfund Basic Research Program (BU SBRP) and the Harvard School of Public Health. The goal of this collaboration is to contribute to the education and training of nurses by helping their faculty integrate environmental health into the nursing curriculum.  

www.ehnursing.org

Health Observatory
Health Observatory is dedicated to gathering information about public health and making it free to the public, a true repository of as much information about public health policy as we can find. Information stored on healthobservatory.org is not necessarily endorsed by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

www.healthobservatory.org

Health Care Without Harm
Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of over 460 organizations in more than 50 countries, working to transform the health care sector so it is no longer a source of harm to people and the environment.

www.noharm.org

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.

www.iatp.org

The Institute for Children’s Environmental Health
The Institute for Children’s Environmental Health recently launched a searchable database of resources on environmental health for various audiences. The database is designed so that users can select not only the medium (books, journals, videos, etc.), the environmental and toxics issues, and the health issues of interest, but also the target audience. Once users make specific selections, links to online resources are provided.

www.iceh.org/cgi-bin/searchresources.cgi

The Luminary Project
The Luminary Project: Nurses Lighting the Way to Environmental Health is an effort to capture the illuminating stories of nurses’ activities to improve human health by improving the health of the environment.

www.TheLuminaryProject.org

Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility is a non-profit advocacy organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to stop nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.

www.psr.org

Practice Greenhealth (Formerly Hospitals for a Healthy Environment)

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment.

www.practicegreenhealth.org

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.

www.niehs.nih.gov

The National Center for Healthy Housing
The National Center for Healthy Housing (formerly the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing) was founded in 1992 to bring the housing, environmental, and public health communities together to combat childhood lead poisoning. Our mission is to develop and promote practical methods to protect children from environmental health hazards in their homes while preserving affordable housing.

www.healthyhousing.org

The Nightingale Institute for Health
For ten years,The Nightingale Institute assisted healthcare professionals to recognize the inextricable link between human and enviromental health.

www.nihe.org

Precautionary Policy Clearinghouse
BE SAFE’s Precautionary Policy Clearinghouse includes precautionary-based laws, policies, local ordinances and industry agreements on a range of issues.

www.besafenet.com/ppc/

Safe Cosmetics
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition working to protect your health by calling for the elimination of chemical used in the cosmetics industry linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems.

www.safecosmetics.org

Skin Deep
Cosmetics Safety Database by the Environmental Working Group

www.cosmeticdatabase.com

Sustainable Hospitals
Providing technical support to the healthcare industry for selecting products and work practices that reduce occupation and environmental hazards, maintain quality patient care, and contain costs.

www.sustainablehospitals.org

U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 12,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.

http://www.usgbc.org/

Women’s Health and the Environment
This site explains ways that our health can be affected by environmental contaminants and offers ideas of how to make changes around your home and in your community so we can live in a healthier world. 

http://www.womenshealthandenvironment.org/index.php

Women’s Voices for the Earth
Women’s Voices for the Earth is a national organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals that impact women’s health by changing consumer behaviors, corporate practices and government policies.

www.womensvoices.org

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