New Director for Collaborative for Health and the Environment

On April 1, Elise Miller, director of the Collaborative for Health and the Environment (CHE) stepped down, and we welcomed Karen Wang as CHE’s new director. We aren’t saying goodbye to Elise—she will be part of the Commonweal community for as long we are all on this earth. And we are deeply delighted to welcome Karen Wang who will guide CHE in our next phase of work.


CHE: New Website, Systems Approach to Health

Commonweal’s Collaborative on Health and the Environment launched its new, easy-to-navigate website this week. The site makes it easy to find science-based, up-to-date research and resources on toxics in the environment, and to join their more than 5,000 partners around the world working on a systems approach to health.

40th Luncheon

Reflections: On 40 Years

In September, we marked our 40th anniversary with a gathering of Commonweal family and friends. The recording presented here offers Reflections on Forty Years of Service from Commonweal Founder Michael Lerner, Chief Strategies Officer Oren Slozberg, and Cancer Help Program Medical Director Rachel Naomi Remen, MD.


SafetyNEST Teams with AMWA

SafetyNEST, a new program at Commonweal, and a leading advocate for providing clear, concise evidence-based information for expectant parents and their medical providers, is proud to announce its most recent partnership with the American Medical Women’s Association.

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New Cancer Prevention Website Live

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), in partnership with Commonweal, announces a new website dedicated to the prevention of cancer with up-to-date news, conversations, and resources for cancer prevention, treatment, and wellness.


Celebrating 40 Years of Service

Forty years ago, Carolyn Brown, Burr Heneman, and Michael Lerner took an astonishing risk. They set out to build a center for healing people and healing the earth on an old RCA transmitter station on 1,000 acres of land at the edge of the Pacific.