Resource Library

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

Drinking Water Report to the President
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
This report was presented to President Obama by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
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.
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.
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...
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. 

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Dolores Huerta (front row, 3rd from right) and community activists from the San Joaquin Valley.
Blog posted on September 4, 2019
HEFN's 2019 Annual Meeting will take place in Fresno in the thick of California’s San Joaquin Valley, which holds a number of valuable lessons for the rest of the country, as the United States...
Kathy Sessions
Blog posted on July 27, 2019
In 1999, Michael Lerner at the Jenifer Altman Foundation and his colleagues were concerned that the health of people, wildlife, and ecosystems all were being harmed by toxic pollution, but they saw...

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