ALERT: Assessment of Local Environmental Risk Training to Reduce Health Disparities
ALERT (Assessment of Local Environmental Risk Training to Reduce Health Disparities) is a training and education project that helps Los Angeles communities, in partnership with academics and other experts, combat air pollution in their neighborhoods.
The ALERT program trains community members and groups to understand and use scientific data on air quality in their neighborhoods, while also enhancing the ability of academics and researchers to work with communities through community-based participatory research trainings. ALERT aims to pair those “on the ground” with experts in the field to identify air quality problems and seek collaborative and evidence-based policy solutions.
ALERT is supported through a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
It is a collaborative project of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), and The Children’s Clinic of Long Beach (TCC).
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