Meet the class of 2018!

This fall, Maryland Environmental Health Network is pleased to host three student volunteers: Ayana Jones, Blake Wrigley, and Stephanie Scobey. Please expect to hear from them as they support projects and campaigns across our three programs: Vulnerable Population… Read More

Summer Reading for Science & Human Health

By Rebecca Rehr, Public Policy & Advocacy Manager During the dog days of Summer we spend a great deal of time on our reading research and lists and reports to connect health and science for human health. Our summer work often informs… Read More

Right to Know: Spending the Day on Capitol Hill Talking about Tampons

By Rebecca Rehr, Public Policy & Advocacy Manager at Maryland Environmental Health Network Right-to-know legislation is a keystone in public health policy; when people have all the information, they are empowered to make healthier choices. Tampons may include… Read More

Healthy Homes: Re-Framing Natural Gas Infrastructure Impacts

By Leann Leiter, Environmental Health Fellow, Southwest PA Environmental Health Project and FracTracker Alliance We believe that living in a home free from chemical emissions and conditions hazardous to health–having a healthy home–is a human right. Fracking and natural… Read More

Health Care Repeal Provides neither Health or Care

By Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Executive Director, Environmental Health Network Even with a temporary reprieve, the latest “health care” bill is another disturbing chapter in modern history. Reports from the CBO estimate that 22 million human beings will be… Read More

Cities Take the lead on Climate and Health

By Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Health Network  For better or worse, U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord has been a catalyst for states and cities to step up on climate.  The title of the… Read More

Legislative Wrap Up 2017

With that, another 90 days in Annapolis have come and gone, and what a session it was.  Along the roller coaster ride, we had disappointments for sure, but we had some truly remarkable victories.  The public health voice… Read More

The Impossible Just Takes a Bit Longer

By Rebecca Ruggles, Founder I must admit I thought it would be impossible to pass a fracking ban in Maryland.  But sometimes the impossible happens.  It just takes a bit longer. Many people organizations can rightly take credit… Read More

Reflections on Internship in Annapolis

By Maggie Cherney, MdEHN Intern I started an internship with the Maryland Environmental Health Network at the beginning of the year as support to Rebecca Rehr, advocate and lobbyist. My internship covers the 90-day Maryland Legislative Session, in Annapolis. I was drawn… Read More

Annapolis Dispatch: Science as the Foundation for Strong Policy

By Rebecca Rehr, Public Health Advocacy Coordinator Greetings from the throes of another ambitious legislative session in Annapolis. As an advocate for the Maryland Environmental Health Network, I have testified on several important bills including: the Styrofoam ban, the… Read More