Supporting Communities

Engaging communities in the research process creates new knowledge and leads to better health.

Silent Spring Institute conducts science that serves the public. We are dedicated to community-based research and public engagement in science. We partner with community organizations and study participants to tackle environmental problems that affect their well-being. This innovative collaborative approach promotes transparency and access to information, increases environmental health literacy, builds trust with affected communities, improves study recruitment, and empowers participants and their communities to advocate for themselves and create change.

Related Projects

Through PFAS-REACH, we are advancing science on the impacts of PFAS on children's health and empowering communities to reduce their exposures and advocate for change.

The goal of the Lead and Healthy Homes project is to evaluate the effectiveness of lead hazard control programs at reducing other chemical hazards, including exposures to pesticides, allergens, and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

As a pioneer of “report-back,” Silent Spring Institute remains on the cutting edge of research on the ethical reporting of personal exposure results and the development of guidelines for best practices.