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Community-Based Air Monitoring Webinar

Event Date & Time

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:30pm
Eastern Time

Residents in communities across the country are often curious or concerned about the quality of the air they breathe and how it may affect their health or the health of family and friends. While many locations have air monitors, those monitors are sometimes not in communities of concern. With the advent of smaller, low-cost sensors, residents have become increasingly engaged in monitoring the air quality in their neighborhoods so as to understand and reduce potential health risks.

This webinar will highlight two community-based air monitoring projects. The first is a collaboration among the California Environmental Health Tracking Program (a partnership of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute); the Comite Civico Del Valle Inc.; the University of Washington; the University of California, Los Angeles; and George Washington University. The second is a partnership between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Fairmount Greenway Task Force. The presenters will discuss their approaches, the benefits of those approaches, and future opportunities.

The webinaar takes place at 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. EDT

Registration is required:


  • The Imperial County Community Air Monitoring Network: A Model for Community-Based Environmental Monitoring for Public Health Action – Paul English, Ph.D., California Department of Public Health; Michelle Wong, California Department of Public Health; Edmund Seto, Ph.D., University of Washington; Luis Olmedo, Comite Civico del Valle
  • Wheels on the Ground: Citizen Science and the Fairmount Greenway – Ann Backus, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Traci Brown, Ph.D., Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Michelle Moon, Fairmount Greenway Task Force


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