Promote Environmental Justice Working Group

Addressing toxic exposures and climate change threats to create a healthy tomorrow for families.

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Creating a safe community where families can thrive requires us to acknowledge and address the harmful impact of climate change and environmental hazards through programs, education, research and advocacy.

This working group will take actions that include:

  • Promoting consumer and provider education on environmental threats to maternal and infant health
  • Creating toolkits to aid local and state emergency planning and ensure inclusion of pregnant people in their plans
  • Advancing policy changes that support free testing and grants for remediation of current toxins and control of environmental toxins
  • Supporting review and expansion of workplace accommodations for pregnant people  
  • Promoting data collection on birth outcomes to help identify major environmental hazards

Working Group Co-Chairs

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Viviana Alvarado-Pacheco

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade

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Genesis Granados

Air Alliance Houston


This working group is comprised of over 40 individual and organizational partners, including:

Human Rights Watch
Moms Clean Air Force
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH)
National Birth Equity Collaborative
White Ribbon Alliance
In Our Own Voice, National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
National Indian Health Board
The Honest Company
CityMatCH - National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders
Local and State Department of Health Leaders

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Every family can have the best possible start. But today, too many moms and babies are dying or experiencing serious health complications related to childbirth­—and far too many are moms and babies of color. Only by working together can we confront inequities and ensure the health and wellbeing of every family.

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