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Building Power

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. Most recently they launched a Joint Statement on Cancer Prevention, signed by such notable organizations as the American Public Health Association and others. Find out more.

Market Shift

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.

Collaborative initiatives

Elections

UPHOLDING DEMOCRACY 

Upholding Democracy: A conversational guide to promoting accountability for public health is a shares key insights on how to talk to elected officials and community leaders about protecting our communities from pollution, toxins, and toxic chemicals, and making public health a priority for all. Learn more at http://bit.ly/CFEElectionsGuide

Childhood Cancer Prevention

PREVENTION IS POSSIBLE

#PREVENTCHILDHOODCANCER

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in the United States.

The “Childhood Cancer: Cross-Sector Strategies for Prevention” report seeks to shift the current paradigm to consider the environmental causes of childhood cancers, and the critical scientific, business, public health and policy steps required to protect our children’s futures. From the report findings we’ve formed a cross-sector coalition, the Childhood Cancer Prevention Initiative, leading the charge to call for a National Childhood Cancer Prevention Plan and Research Agenda.

Climate, Toxics, Health + Equity

WORKING AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE,

HEALTH IMPACTS FROM TOXICS + ECONOMIC INEQUITY

This multi-network initiative seeks to bring the depth and breadth of CFE Network’s extensive expertise in health impacts, policy & legal strategies, and safer alternatives to bear on disproportionate impacts felt by communities at the intersection of climate change, health impacts from toxic exposures, and economic inequity.

Communications

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 communications strategies. We work collaboratively to create helpful narrative guides, communications webinars, and assets such as videos and social media toolkits, to advance the narrative on cancer and its underlying toxic and economic drivers.

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. 

If you believe that we can do more to prevent cancer by
replacing harmful chemicals

we invite you to join with us.

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