Community Outreach Translation Core (COTC)
Northern Manhattan has some of the highest childhood asthma hospitalization rates in the nation. Incidences of obesity, low birth weight, and other respiratory illnesses among children are also disproportionately high in this community. WE ACT has a long-standing partnership with the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH), with whom we work as part of the Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) to improve the environmental health of children in low-income, urban communities of color. The COTC communicates the Center’s research results to local residents, community organizations, health care providers, public interest groups, and policymakers so they can take action to protect children from the threats of air pollutants and other endocrine disrupting chemicals.