Casa de Salud: A Model for Engaging Community in Lawrence, MA

Download this publicationThis presentation made at the Third International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England. The presentation documents the approach and accomplishments of the Casa de Salud project.

Casa de Salud: A Model for Engaging Community is an outreach and education effort designed to engage the residents of highly stressed neighborhoods of Lawrence, Massachusetts, in activities to mitigate the health impacts of environmental toxins and their effects on public health. Casa de Salud has become an umbrella entity for several additional JSI collaborative programs that addressed issues such toxic exposures for Latino auto body workers, high rates of accidents and deaths for Latino construction workers, access to environmental resources for youth, the use of mercury for spiritual and superstitious purposes, exposures in the home that affect children's health, particularly high rates of pediatric asthma and lead poisoning, and reducing exposures in child care settings. Gretchen Latowsky, JSI Center for Environmental Health, 2009.

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