Our Working groups
SUPPORTING GRASSROOTS ACTION BY/FOR PEOPLE
MOST AT RISK FROM CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS
The Building Power Node is a unique collaboration of leaders from labor unions,
Latino environmental justice organizations, and immigrant worker advocates
connecting disproportionately impacted communities (most directly and
heavily exposed to toxic chemicals that cause cancer) with mainstream
environmental health advocacy organizations.
Health & Science
BUILDING A BASE OF COMMITTED HEALTH
PROFESSIONALS, SCIENTISTS AND CANCER ADVOCATES
The Health & Science Node is the “go to place” in the network for scientific data,
fact sheets and customized information about chemicals and cancer.
CREATING INCENTIVES FOR SAFER ALTERNATIVES
AND BUILDING DEMAND IN THE MARKETPLACE
The Market Shift Node is focused on transforming business to reduce exposures in
impacted communities by changing the underlying incentives for companies to
move away from seven classes of cancer-causing chemicals to safer alternatives.
Policy & Legal
APPLYING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PRINCIPLES AND
PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM DANGEROUS CHEMICALS
The Policy & Legal Hub team brings its expertise to the center of CFE strategic
discussions. The Hub’s leaders produced a broad suite of relevant, actionable and
ambitious projects that have the potential to significantly increase the Network’s
impact, and have connected all CFE Nodes with policy & legal experts.
Climate, Toxics, Health + Equity
CHANGING THE STORY ABOUT HOW WE PREVENT
CANCER AND PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES
Communications assists the network – and the broader movement – in
understanding how to be as effective and impactful as possible in our
Cross Node PFAS
ALIGNING, ELEVATING AND ACCELERATING
CFE’s WORK ON PFAS
Working to scale solutions to the PFAS crisis along four fronts: shifting the market, building power, cultivating health and science champions, and changing policy.