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Environmental Health Assessment Program (EHAP)

Staff

Julie Early-Alberts
Program Manager
julie.early-alberts@state.or.us
971-673-0438

Karen Bishop
Public Health Educator
karen.bishop@state.or.us
971-673-1219

Kari Christensen
Program Coordinator - Brownfields
kari.a.christensen@state.or.us
971-673-1211

Todd Hudson
Toxicologist
todd.hudson@state.or.us
971-673-0024

Lauren Karam
Program Coordinator
lauren.karam@state.or.us
971-673-0974

 

About Us

EHAP works to assess and prevent human exposure to toxics found at Superfund and other contaminated sites in Oregon by working with the nearby communities, a variety of agency partners and several programs within the Public Health Division.

EHAP is part of Environmental Public Health in the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion.

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Uncontrolled hazardous waste sites are a significant environmental and public health concern, and there are many hazardous waste sites that affect communities in Oregon and the United States.

EHAP's staff - a program coordinator, a toxicologist, an epidemiologist and a community health educator - conduct Public Health Assessments (PHAs) and Consultations (PHCs) to examine hazardous substances, health outcomes and community concerns at a hazardous waste site to determine whether people could be harmed from coming into contact with those substances.

The PHA also lists actions that need to be taken to protect public health. PHCs are similar to PHAs but they usually focus on one specific, site-related public health question. Health consultations can also address certain requests, such as if an organization or citizen has a specific health concern related to a site.

EHAP works closely with a variety of partners, including:

  • Communities affected by contamination at hazardous waste sites
  • Local health departments
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry
  • Non-profit agencies
  • Many programs within the Public Health Division

View the EHAP brochure (pdf).

What We Do

Contact Us

Phone:971-673-0977
FAX:971-673-0979

Address

Environmental Health Assessment Program (EHAP)
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 640
Portland, OR 97232

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM