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Name: Center for Health and the Global Environment
Member Since: January 27th, 2009
Member Name: CHGE

The Center for Health and the Global Environment was founded in 1996 at Harvard Medical School to expand environmental education at medical schools and to further investigate and promote awareness of the human health consequences of global environmental change. By focusing on health, the center is able to reach people in concrete, personal terms they can relate to and understand, and to make the strongest possible case that human beings are an intimate part of the environment and that we cannot damage it without damaging ourselves.

The Center is the only one of its kind at a medical school in the U.S. and is an “Official Collaborating Center” of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The mission of the Center is to help people understand that our health, and that of our children, depends on the health of the environment, and that we must do everything we can to protect it.

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