The resulting health problems due to poor environmental quality further contribute to the widening inequalities in health and the attendant opportunities that come from good health.
Unconscious waste disposal and pollution, for example, introduce chemicals into our ground water and waterways. This, in turn, poses serious health consequences. Unfortunately, very few members of our community are aware of these facts and the practical effects of the connection between health and the environment. Even for those of us who are aware of these connections, very few know the practical actions that can be taken to address these inequalities. This is where GHEP’s community programs and interventions come in handy.
From health policy and socioeconomic perspectives, several experts have shown that improving our environment has the potential to reduce health disparities.
GHEP implements cutting-edge programs that address the deleterious effects of poor environment on human and community health. The local community is at the heart of each of our two health and environment programs which are described below:
1) Health, Environmental Education and Awareness, also known as the HEEA program; and
2) Communities Organized for Health and Environment also known as the COHEN program.
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