HEAN is a national and locally-driven effort committed to securing the right of all people to clean air and water. The network has been initiated in four communities to document the nexus of environmental risk and health impacts, mobilize community solutions, and secure national and local action on the environmental risks that compromise the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the health and well-being of communities. HEAN has introduced innovative new technology to the United States that takes pollution monitoring from a stationary platform to a mobile platform, about the size of a cell phone. Volunteers of HEAN youth take the lead to take measurements of air pollution in their community, on their way to school, where they play, and where they live.
To learn more, visit: http://www.heanaction.org.
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 1501 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 , tel. 202-387-5000