Active Community Projects and Partnerships
The COEC is actively involved in the following projects and partnerships (listed alphabetically). For an archive of past COEC projects, please visit our projects archive.
Healthy Waterways Health Impact Assessment
The University of Rochester Medical Center is conducting a Health Impact Assessment that will inform Rochester’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The purpose of this project is to identify possible human health impacts of the LWRP, and to make recommendations to the City of Rochester to maximize possible benefits and minimize possible harms.
In 2006, the Southwest Area Neighborhood Association (SWAN), the Rochester Fatherhood Resource Initiative (RFRI), and the University of Rochester Medical Center created a Healthy Home to help the community reduce home-based environmental health hazards. Although the Healthy Home is closed to the public as of December 2009, visitors to this website can learn about the Healthy Home partnership that developed through this project, take a virtual tour of the Healthy Home, and access local resources.
Natural Gas Development of the Marcellus Shale
Marcellus Shale gas development, like all industrial processes, has the potential to have a lasting impact on human health, the environment, and communities. It is important to consider these consequences and ensure that systems are in place to minimize potential impacts. The COEC studies potential impacts and provides information regarding the potential health impacts of unconventional shale gas development.
Rochester's Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning
The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP) is an education and advocacy organization composed of over 100 individuals and community organizations dedicated to eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Monroe County by 2010. The mission is to provide leadership and advocacy to empower the community and its residents to prevent the lead poisoning of children by creating an environment that is free of lead hazards, facilitates the creation of a system that protects children, creates jobs, and enhances property values.