Resource Library

The Resource Library contains publications, links, recordings, and other material on environmental health and environmental justice topics from HEFN and external sources.

United States Global Research Program
This report offers a scientific assessment of a growing public health threat, The Impacts of Climate Change...
The Value of Environmental Health Services
National Environmental Health Partnership Council
This report sheds light on the economic value on the very environmental health services that prevent disease and create healthy, supportive environments. ...
A Prüss-Ustün, J Wolf, C Corvalán, R Bos and M Neira
The World Health Organization estimates that 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4...
This "Views from the Field" essay published by Grantmakers In Health highlights research on health impacts of hydraulic fracturing and implications for health-focused philanthropy.
Lancet Commissions Figure 2
The Lancet
The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change has been formed to map out the impacts of climate change, and the necessary policy responses, in order to ensure the highest attainable...
CDC Climate Impacts on Health Graphic
This report is designed to introduce grantmakers to issues and opportunities that lie at the intersection of climate change and health.
Ellen Braff-Guajardo and Kenneth Hecht
This "Views from the Field" article published by Grantmakers In Health discusses the policy framework and ways funders can help ensure access to safe drinking water for...
This guest commentary on grantmaking to improve health by improving air quality was produced for the Grantmakers In Health (GIH) 2015 Annual Meeting book by Philip Johnson of the Heinz Endowments. 
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Health & Environmental Funders Network
This resource provides environmental funders with research, ideas

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From Our Blog

Blog posted on May 15, 2019
What can funders do to fight the “silent pandemic” of negative health impacts from chemicals that contaminate our air, food, and water? Jeff Wise, HEFN’s director of strategic programs, outlines the...
South Fork of Snake River, Idaho. Source: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (cover photo)
Blog posted on April 1, 2019
Juliet Christian-Smith, senior program officer at the Water Foundation, shares her thoughts and previews an introductory guide for funders on how philanthropy can help support sustainable and...

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