U.S. Mexico Environmental Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Data Center Description
The mission of the US-Mexico Border Environmental Health Workgroup is to identify and address, in a binational framework, environmental factors that pose the highest risk to human health so that exposure to such factors may be reduced.
-Improve the capacity of state, tribal, and local health and environmental agencies to assess the relationship between human health and environmental exposures by conducting surveillance, monitoring, and research.
-Improve the capacity of state, tribal, and local health and environmental agencies to deliver environmental health intervention, prevention, and educational services.
-Increase the opportunities for stakeholders on the border (e.g. individuals, communities, institutions/organizations and occupational groups) to participate in environmental health initiatives.
-Improve training opportunities for environmental and health personnel.
-Improve public awareness and understanding of environmental exposure conditions and health problems by providing information and educational opportunities.