Air pollution can cause or exacerbate the impacts of health problems for people in affected communities
The Community Engagement Core partners with residents in urban, rural and tribal areas of Washington State to help mitigate impacts of air pollution from industrial sources and wildfires. Current projects include the Duwamish Valley in Seattle and Methow Valley in northeastern Washington.
The CEC serves as an academic research partner and technical advisor to the Duwamish Valley Clean Air Program, coordinated by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition to address health disparities linked to poor air quality in the South Seattle neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown.
The CEC is partnering with the Methow Valley Citizens Council to study and implement health-protective mitigation measures in response to wildfires and related smoke inhalation and other stress factors.