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Environmental Health Capacity and Literacy Project

Implementing Organization

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Funding Program

Gulf Region Health Outreach Program GRHOP


Project Category

Human and Social

Project Actions


Targeted Resources

Community and Human Health

Project Description

This project is designed to build social capital and engage vulnerable Gulf Coast communities. These efforts include building environmental health capacity to deliver coordinated specialty care, integrating the role of community health workers as a viable and sustainable component of the health system, and embedding an environmental health science curriculum in public schools and universities across the region to promote environmental health literacy. The EHCLP has established three programs to achieve its goals: the Environmental Health Education and Referral Program, the Community Environmental Health Wellness Program, and the Environmental Health Literacy Program.


Maureen Y. Litchveld
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Project Partners

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, PanCare of Florida, Escambia Community Clinics, Boat People SOS, Mobile County Health Department, Franklin Primary Clinics, Gulf Coast Health Educators, Mercy Housing and Human Development, Starfish

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