Environment and Human Health
1191 Ridge Road
North Haven CT 06473-4437
Contact Information
Address 1191 Ridge Road
North Haven, CT 06473-4437
Telephone (203) 248-6582 x
Fax 203-288-7571
E-mail info@ehhi.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Purpose:
Environment and Human Health, Inc. is a nonprofit  organization committed to improving  public health and to the reduction of environmental health risks to individuals.

Our mission is:
1. To conduct research to identify environmental harms affecting human      populations.
2.  To promote public education concerning the relationships between the        3.  To promote effective communication of environmental health risks to     those exposed and to responsible public and private officials, thereby empowering individuals and groups to take control over the quality of their environment and be more protective of themselves and their families.
4.  To promote policies in all sectors that ensure the protection of human and environmental health with fairness and timeliness.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1997
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Nancy Alderman MES
Board Chair Nancy Alderman MES
Board Chair Company Affiliation Environment and Human Health, Inc
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission Purpose:
Environment and Human Health, Inc. is a nonprofit  organization committed to improving  public health and to the reduction of environmental health risks to individuals.

Our mission is:
1. To conduct research to identify environmental harms affecting human      populations.
2.  To promote public education concerning the relationships between the        3.  To promote effective communication of environmental health risks to     those exposed and to responsible public and private officials, thereby empowering individuals and groups to take control over the quality of their environment and be more protective of themselves and their families.
4.  To promote policies in all sectors that ensure the protection of human and environmental health with fairness and timeliness.
Background
    Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI), founded in 1997,  is a ten-member, non-profit organization composed of doctors, public health professionals and policy experts. The organization is dedicated to protecting human health from environmental harms and is committed to improving public health and reducing environmental health risks to individuals.
 
    Over the past 16 years EHHI has researched and written 13 important research reports that have almost all led to policy changes. Some of these changes have been at the state level and some have been at the Federal level as well.  EHHI works in Connecticut but only takes on issues that are of statewide and national importance -  and also ones that can be replicated in other states.
Impact *   A school nutrition study that revealed the deplorable state of nutrition and physical activity in CT public schools.  Connecticut passed a school nutrition regulation that resulted from this study and it is now one of the strongest in the nation.

*  An asthma study that surveyed school nurses and detailed the high rates of asthma among elementary children and laid out the model for how to track asthma among school children. The state now tracks asthma among school children in Connecticut.

* A study of  diesel exposures to children on their school buses which showed they were being 5 to 10 times more heavily exposed than in the ambient air. This study was on the EPA website and has changed the way school buses are run.
Needs EHHI always needs fund to continue our work to protect human health from environmental harms.
CEO Statement
     Nancy Alderman, MES, is President of Environment and Human Health, Inc. Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) is an organization dedicated to protecting human health from environmental harms through education, research and the promotion of sound public policy.  Alderman received her Master of Environmental Studies (MES) degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1997.
 
    EHHI is comprised of ten people who are physicians, public health professionals and policy experts. Some of these ten people are: The Director of Yale's Environmental Medicine Department;, The Past Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Public Health; The Past Toxicologist for the State of Connecticut; a Pediatrician; an Oncologist at the Greenwich Hospital; a Professor of  Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine,  to name just a few.

    EHHI is completely supported by foundations and committed individuals. It takes no money from corporations or businesses.

    Alderman is a Past President of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment; Past Member of the Governor's Pollution  Prevention Task Force; Past Member of the National Board of the Environmental Defense Fund ; Past Recipient of the Environmental Law Section of the CT Bar -  The  Clyde Fisher Award;  and a Past Recipient of the New England Public Health Association's Huestis/Mood Award,  given to individuals for outstanding  contributions in the area of environmental health.
Board Chair Statement Changing policies to protect people is our focus and our passion. There are many things that are putting human health at risk - and fixing those issues is what we are about.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Environment / Alliances & Advocacy
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
We serve the greater New Haven area as well as the rest of the state.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
   
Programs
Description BELOW IS A SAMPLING OF SOME OF THE WORK WE HAVE DONE AND STILL WORK ON

*   A school nutrition study that revealed the deplorable state of nutrition and physical activity in CT public schools.  Connecticut passed a school nutrition regulation that resulted from this study and it is now one of the strongest in the nation.

*  An asthma study that surveyed school nurses and detailed the high rates of asthma among elementary children and laid out the model for how to track asthma among school children. The state now tracks asthma among school children in Connecticut.

* A study of  diesel exposures to children on their school buses which showed they were being 5 to 10 times more heavily exposed than in the ambient air. This study was on the EPA website and has changed the way school buses are run.

*  A study of the health risks of lawn-care pesticides which include what chemicals are actually used and how they are - or are not - regulated. Connecticut now has some of the strongest pesticide laws in country. Connecticut has banned lawn-care pesticides on the grounds and playing fields of grammar and middle schools.
Population Served Families / At-Risk Populations / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. We also expect to educate the public about the environmental harms that we have researched - so that families may better protect themselves.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. We know how well we are doing by how many policy changes we are able to get through.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. This is a good example --   A study of the health risks of lawn-care pesticides which include what chemicals are actually used and how they are - or are not - regulated. Connecticut now has some of the strongest pesticide laws in country. Connecticut has banned lawn-care pesticides on the grounds and playing fields of grammar and middle schools.
Program Comments
CEO Comments Challenges are always getting new policies in place to protect human health.
CEO/Executive Director
Nancy Alderman MES
Term Start Oct 1997
Email nancy.alderman@ehhi.org
Experience Nancy Alderman, MES, is President of Environment and Human Health, Inc.  Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) is an organization dedicated to protecting human health from environmental harms through education, research and the promotion of sound public policy.  Alderman received her MES degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1997.
    Alderman is a Past President of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment; Past Member of the Governor's Pollution  Prevention Task Force; Past Member of the National Board of the Environmental Defense Fund ; Past Recipient of the Environmental Law Section of the CT Bar -  The  Clyde Fisher Award;  and a Past Recipient of the New England Public Health Association's Huestis/Mood Award,  given to individuals for outstanding  contributions in the area of environmental health.
    EHHI is comprised of ten people who are physicians, public health professionals and policy experts. Some of the ten people are: Professor at the Yale Medical School's Department of Occupational and  Environmental Medicine;  Past Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Public Health;  Past Toxicologist for the State of Connecticut; Two Pediatricians; an Oncologist; a Professor of  Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine, to name just a few.

    EHHI is not a membership organization and is completely supported by foundations and a few committed individuals. EHHI takes no money from corporations or businesses.
Co-CEO
Nancy Alderman MES
Term Start Sept 1997
Email nancy.alderman@ehhi.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title President/CEO
Experience/Biography Nancy Alderman, MES, is President of Environment and Human Health, Inc.  Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) is an organization dedicated to protecting human health from environmental harms through education, research and the promotion of sound public policy.  Alderman received her MES degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1997.
    Alderman is a Past President of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment; Past Member of the Governor's Pollution  Prevention Task Force; Past Member of the National Board of the Environmental Defense Fund ; Past Recipient of the Environmental Law Section of the CT Bar -  The  Clyde Fisher Award;  and a Past Recipient of the New England Public Health Association's Huestis/Mood Award,  given to individuals for outstanding  contributions in the area of environmental health.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Collaborations
We work with other organizations when appropriate.
Board Chair
Nancy Alderman MES
Company Affiliation Environment and Human Health, Inc
Term Oct 1997 to Sept 2013
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Susan Addiss MPH
Andrea Asnes MD
D. Barry Boyd MDYale University School of Medicine
David Brown Sc.D.Fairfield University
Hugh Taylor MDYale University Medical School
John Wargo Ph.D.Yale University
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 3
Standing Committees
Scientific Advisory
CEO Comments
Getting better policies in place is always a challenge.
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2013
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2014
Projected Revenue $170,000.00
Projected Expenses $170,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$214,793$183,810$205,726
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.510.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$623,650$631,547$538,100
Current Assets$623,650$631,547$538,100
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$623,650$631,547$538,100
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTortuga Foundation $40,000The Frances and Forrest Lattner Foundation $60,000The Frances and Forrest Lattner Foundation $60,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBullitt Foundation $10,000 --The Tortuga Foundation $50,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments We always have to raise money to work for the policy changes needed to protect peoples' health
Foundation Staff Comments

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Address 1191 Ridge Road
North Haven, CT 064734437
Primary Phone 203 248-6582
Contact Email info@ehhi.org
CEO/Executive Director Nancy Alderman MES
Board Chair Nancy Alderman MES
Board Chair Company Affiliation Environment and Human Health, Inc

 

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