Community Responsive Workshop & EH Clinic Pilot in New Bedford

The Marion Institute held its 10th Annual Connecting for Change Conference in  Downtown New Bedford, MA on October 24th and 25th. Connecting for Change is a solutions based gathering that brings together a diverse audience to create deep and positive change in their communities, and attracts over 3,000 people from over 20 states. Drs. Wendy Heiger-Bernays (BUSRP RTC), Jon Levy (BUSRP RTC & Project 2), Madeleine Scammell (BUSRP CEC & RTC), and ACE Attorney Staci Rubin (BUSRP CEC partner) presented a workshop entitled “A Dialogue: Cumulative Environmental Health Impacts in New Bedford” that was directly responsive to questions provided by the local community group focused on PCBs, Hands Across the River Coalition. Also during the conference, ACE, BUSRP CEC, and Dr. Jed Goldstone (Project 5) piloted the EH Clinic for the first time in New Bedford. Handouts pertaining to fresh water fish and harbor seafood advisories in New Bedford were provided to community members.

October 28, 2014