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We Need a Ground Crew for Environmental Health Working Upstream: Using Explanatory Metaphors to Improve Public Understanding of Environmental Health and its Workforce

People believe we should live free from health threats in their environments - but lack ways to think about the work that takes. Two metaphors can help.
Eric Lindland, Andrew Volmert and Abigail Haydon
May 15, 2014

This report presents the results of qualitative and quantitative research designed to develop two Explanatory Metaphors — Upstream Environments, Downstream Health and Ground Crew for Environmental Health — that help shift public thinking towards more productive ways of thinking about the scope and importance of environmental health work.