Because Health is moving to the Center for Environmental Health
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Today, we are thrilled to share with you that Because Health will become a part of the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) starting in January 2022. CEH is a 25-year-old organization leading the nationwide effort to protect people from toxic chemicals. Their multi-pronged approach uses science, policy, litigation, and purchasing power to create real wins for public health. CEH has an established track record of ground-breaking victories, including banning lead and certain phthalates from children’s products and reducing toxic flame retardants. CEH is currently working on many important issues like getting toxic chemicals out of building materials and disposable foodware and forcing companies to disclose imported chemicals and reduce air emissions.
In 2018, I launched Because Health to show people simple ways to create a healthier future for themselves and their communities. I didn’t see another site that was actionable, science-based, bite-sized, and approachable. Today, our website has more than 400 pieces of educational environmental health content and averages 40,000 users a month and approximately 1 million page views a year. We have cultivated an engaged community of over 65,000 users on Instagram. We have successfully brought younger, more diverse voices into the environmental health conversation and play a crucial role in educating mainstream audiences about environmental health issues.
The strong content, voice, and audience of Because Health is a perfect fit to amplify and expand CEH’s communications. Because Health’s mission of empowering positive individual action will be magnified when paired with CEH’s legacy of advocacy towards collective impact and societal change. I will be working at CEH on the transition for the next 6 months and am very excited for this opportunity and grateful to Michael Green, CEO of CEH, for his partnership.
Please continue to follow our work at Because Health as we transition to CEH and please consider donating to CEH for the Because Health transition. Integrating Because Health into CEH communications is a massive effort and your support is essential. We thank you for any investment you can make in our successful transition.
Thank you for being such an important part of the Because Health community! I would love to hear from you all individually, so please do not hesitate to reply and reach out to me. Thank you!
Wishing you health and wellness,
Karen Wang, PhD| MSc