PSR-LA advocates for policies and practices that improve public health, eliminate nuclear and environmental threats, and address health disparities. PSR-LA recognizes that the physical and social environment often determines health status. Through the work with CHANGE, PSR-LA is committed to addressing that reality and ground the work in science, and the lived experiences of health professionals and their patients. PSR-LA is guided by the precautionary ideal to foresee and forestall damage to human health and the environment. Within CHANGE, PSR-LA provides technical assistance, training, and capacity-building support to our members and allies and work in broad-based coalitions that reflect the diverse experiences of communities, build clear solutions for complex problems, and drive a health-centered policy approach to environmental decision making, and disseminates credible science-based information on the links between health, the environment, and policy choices
BWW is a multi-generational, community-based organization committed to the well-being of Black women and girls by building healthy communities through health education, empowerment and advocacy. Black Women for Wellness has been expanding the interest and potential for movement at the intersections of environmental and reproductive health and justice through CHANGE. The organization has established the Salon Safety Webinars focusing on identifying toxic chemicals in the salon and their interactions with health and on safer alternatives to the products currently used in salons and where can to find safer products. Workplace Wellness has focused on how to create nontoxic/well workplaces from exercises to alleviate pain, use of protective equipment, and improving salon air quality. BWW has educated decision makers and help promote the events CHANGE hosts in target districts and/or in Sacramento and supported bill SB 708 about cleaning products. BWW co-sponsored an environmental and reproductive health conference attracting 175 people in attendance to Iris-Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Resource Center Reproductive Health and Environment conference
IDEPSCA is an organization that aims to create a more humane and democratic society by responding to the needs and problems of disenfranchised people through leadership development and educational programs based on Popular Education methodology. IDEPSCA’s goal is to organize and educate immigrants concerned with solving problems in their own communities. IDEPSCA has contributed towards the transformation of creating a more humane and democratic world using popular education. IDEPSCA started the work through CHANGE with their involvement with “The Toxies” and the BPA issue that impacted immigrant communities. It was also very involved in discussions around SB 708 Toxics Cleaning Products Disclosure Bill and was determined to shift to deepen knowledge and influence policy. IDEPSCA deepens the education and how can they advocate for solutions for alternative cleaning products that are mostly used by immigrants communities and their membership base e.g. SB 258. IDEPSCA worked with the CA Domestic Workers Coalition (CDWC) to help facilitate the policy conversation between CDWC’s and Breast Cancer Fund. Before introducing SB1015, helped raise the question about toxics again as a potential topic for policy for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
CRPE is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color. CRPE believes that social change comes from the ground up. Low income communities and communities of color most impacted by pollution need to define the problems and craft the solutions for their communities. CRPE combines community organizing, legal representation, policy advocacy, and coalition building to create power and systemic change. From the beginning, CRPE has operated with the unique understanding that legal advocacy needs to be community based to be successful.