Programs

Collaborative on Health and the Environment

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is an international partnership, founded in 2002 at Commonweal, committed to strengthening the scientific and public dialogue on environmental factors linked to chronic disease and disability. CHE acts as a catalyst for civil discourse and collaborative initiatives among researchers, health professionals, health-affected groups and others concerned with social and environmental impacts on human health. Through these relationships, CHE fosters systemic, multi-factorial, prevention-oriented actions in order to improve human health across the lifespan. CHE's partners include almost 5,000 individuals and organizations in 79 countries and all 50 states.

Biomonitoring Resource Center

The Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center (CBRC) is an international resource seeking to promote individual and community resilience through the collaborative use of knowledge about the hundreds of environmental chemicals that people all over the world carry in their bodies.

Posts

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.

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.

Depressed? Maybe It's in the Air

Commonweal's Collaborative on Health and the Environment recently hosted a call on air pollution and asthma. But more recently studies have found links to cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cognitive function, and mental illness.