Scientific evidence increasingly indicates a relationship between a range of environmental factors and a wide array of chronic diseases and conditions. The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is an international partnership of individuals and organizations committed to addressing environmental impacts on human health across the lifespan.
CHE-Alaska is a working group of CHE established by ACAT. We hold monthly teleconference seminars and other events to advance knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors. Our speakers include scientists, health care professionals, policy experts, and community activists who are working on a range of environmental health concerns. Join our CHE-Alaska email list to be notified of upcoming CHE-Alaska calls and events.
- Lynn P. Freedman, JD, MPH, Professor, Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
- Carey Gillam, Investigative Journalist and Author
- Tom Waldo, Senior Attorney, Earthjustice
- Mary Matthias, Natural Resources Director, Orutsararmiut Native Council
- Lindsey Bloom, Stand for Salmon
- David Andrews, Environmental Working Group
- Shaina Kasper, Toxics Action Center
- Speaker: Brian Bienkowski, reporter and editor at Environmental Health News and the Daily Climate
- Speaker: Catherine Dodd, PhD, RN
- Carol van Strum, writer, editor, farmer, parent, and environmental and social justice activist
- Eric Francis Coppolino, investigative reporter and executive director of Chiron Return, Inc.
- Peter von Stackelberg, award-winning Canadian investigative journalist, writer, and publisher
- Elder Kathy Sanchez, Environmental Health and Justice Program Manager, Tewa Women United
- Lisa Ellanna, Director of Kawerak Katirvik Cultural Center in Nome
- Speaker: Sharon Lerner, health and the environment reporter for The Intercept and reporting fellow at the Investigative Fund.
- Sarah B. Petras, MPH
- Pam Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
- Samarys Seguinot-Medina, DrPHc, MSEM, Environmental Health Program Director, ACAT