The Duwamish Valley Healthy Communities Project aims to identify, prioritize and take action to address a variety of threats to the health of local residents, workers and visitors
The Healthy River/Healthy Communities project works with affected communities and decision-makers to implement the recommendations from the HIA as well as other identified community development priorities.
Work is underway to address one of the community’s key priorities: air pollution. Efforts include: understanding the sources of air pollution in the Duwamish Valley, providing kits and air filters to reduce indoor air pollution, and implementing pilot projects to reduce residents exposure to air pollution.
The CHIA, published in 2013 by Just Health Action and DRCC/TAG, examines a range of disproportionate health exposures and impacts affecting people in the Duwamish Valley.
The HIA is the result of work by the University of Washington School of Public Health, Just Health Action, and DRCC/TAG to examine possible unintended health benefits and consequences of EPAâ€™s proposed cleanup plan, such as opportunities for local employment in cleanup related jobs or changes in diet and cultural practices resulting from contaminated fish.
Click above for information on Duwamish River cleanup job opportunities, as well as training and placement assistance for local residents.