MdEHN values partnerships, not just for their own sake, but because one of our roles is to amplify the work of others. Many groups that we partner with are membership organizations. We are not. Instead, we focus on bringing health advocates and public health experts into environmental policy debates.
We work with academic and research experts to help address environmental threats to communities. We recruit scientists and policy analysts to work together to solve thorny problems such as defining safe transport of crude oil by rail, and implementing effective and affordable non-toxic cleaning methods in schools.
In pursuing partnerships, we look to connect experts and decision-makers, at key moments when change is possible. We believe a health perspective on almost every environmental challenge and threat can lend value. Finding the right health perspective at the right level of scientific validity and insight is the challenge we embrace.