November 2019: “My NYC Air: Environmental Health & Justice Training”

Students from Brooklyn Collaborative receive certificate of training completion.

The Mount Sinai TCEEE Community Engagement Core and NYCDOHMH have been leading community science trainings that provide our community members with the training tools to increase community participation in acquiring, interpreting, and communicating air quality data. Using a free online crowd-source survey tool, we are partnering with groups to create a “My NYC Air” survey tailored to the needs of the community to collect environmental data on neighborhood air quality-related health concerns and sources of air pollution. Over the course of the pilot program, participants are trained in  environmental health and justice, community science data collection, and research to action! Over 80 students and community members have been trained in community science research.