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The Newtown Creek Community Health Harm Narratives Project

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Andrea Muraskin of the CHHNP asked if I could post this and help get the word out about this project, all text by CHHNP-

Attention Residents of Greenpoint, East Williamsburg, and Maspeth:

Are you worried about health problems caused by the pollution in your neighborhood?

Would you like the opportunity to tell your story?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

If yes, then you may want to be interviewed for a community health project that aims to document the public health concerns of individuals residing in communities along Newtown Creek in NYC. If you live, or have ever lived in Greenpoint or East Williamsburg, Brooklyn or Maspeth, Queens, you are invited to participate in the Newtown Creek Community Health and Harm Narrative Project, as study which hopes to capture residents’ experience with illness and environmental pollution in their neighborhoods.

Participation will provide you with an opportunity to have your story documented in your own words. With your permission, the information you disclose will be displayed in written and audio format on the website and in a written report that will be disseminated to community members, media outlets, elected officials, and other interested parties.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Community involvement is important. Make your voice heard!

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact Yvonne Kodl or
(718) 566-1359.
Please note: The study is in the concluding portion of its interview phase. If you are interested, please contact us as soon as possible.

The Newtown Creek Community Health and Harm Narrative Project is a collaboration between the Urban Public Health Department of Hunter College, HabitatMap, and the Newtown Creek Alliance.

Media Links
Television: Brooklyn Community Access Television ,
Radio: Leonard Lopate on WNYC
Newspaper: NY Daily News


– photo by Mitch Waxman

Written by Mitch Waxman

January 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

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