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CHE Cafe: Exploring the Past, Present & Future of Environmental Health
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Collaborative on Health and Environment (CHE), we are hosting a series of informal, online conversations with leading thinkers, researchers and innovators in the field of environmental health and justice.

Our first Cafe will feature CHE co-founder Steve Heilig, MPH in conversation with Dr. Julia Varshavsky and Dr. Max Aung, reflecting on past, present and future of efforts to promote disease prevention and support progress toward environmental health.

Steve was part of the core group that launched CHE in 2002, and is Associate Executive Director of the San Francisco Medical Society and Senior Research Associate at Commonweal. As he notes in his recent blog Healthier Humans on a Healthier Planet:

“At our first open meetings, most attendees eagerly signed on to our consensus statement. Once our website was up and we began presenting the concise webinars with leading researchers and other figures that have remained our organic bread and butter, that spiraled into the thousands . . . CHE has fostered numerous interdisciplinary collaborations that have advanced disease prevention and health promotion.”

Julia brings her perspective as a long-ago CHE Program Associate and Coordinator of the CHE-Fertility workgroup to the conversation, as well as her current experience as Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Northeastern University. Max is both an Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Studies at the University of Southern California and also Assistant Director (and alumni) of Agents of Change in Environmental Justice — a core CHE partner.

Incoming CHE director Kristin Schafer will moderate the online conversation.

Sep 8, 2022 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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