Advancing environmental health literacy is not a top-down process from expert to resident. As a public health practitioner, the most valuable lessons I nurture have come from the expertise and leadership of those who are disproportionately affected by societal inequities.
Health literacy has mostly focused on promoting understanding of how to navigate healthcare and self-manage one’s health conditions. To truly advance prevention, the relationship between the environment and health should also be made widely accessible — particularly within under-served communities.
Terry Green writes from the National Environmental Health Association Conference, where she presented on her work reducing asthma disparities.
On World Cancer Day, JSI’s Terry Greene sheds light on cancer disparities among immigrant populations in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Terry Greene, Senior Environmental Health Associate at JSI, shares the highlights of her day attending presentations addressing environmental health issues at APHA 2013.