Community Projects Archive
This page summarizes completed COEC projects, listed in reverse chronological order. For a list of current COEC projects and partnerships, please visit our projects page.
Community Assessment of Local Fish Consumption
The COEC initiated a project to develop a rapid assessment tool for determining which groups may be at risk from fish consumption in urban areas around Lake Ontario. The goal of this project is to characterize which populations, if any, are at greater risk for negative health effects associated with eating fish in excess of the published consumption advice. The COEC is also exploring viable outreach mechanisms to reach subsistence anglers, and educational strategies that promote prevention both through informed fish consumption and water quality protection efforts. This project is funded by a one-year grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund. Read more about the local fish consumption project.
The Rochester Regional Children's Environmental Health Center
The Rochester Regional Children's Environmental Health Center (RRCEHC) provides resources and information on environmental exposures in children and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering pregnancy. Their goal is to provide clinical service, education and outreach regarding environmental exposures in children and in pregnant and lactating women. The RRCEHC has implemented service programs and initiated regional outreach through joint efforts with multiple community services. Read the RRCEHC brochure for more information.