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.

Objectives

-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.

Website: http://www.epa.gov/orsearth/

[Summary provided by the EPA.]