California Biomonitoring Strategic Planning

Project Timeframe: 2011 to 2012

In 2006, the California Biomonitoring Program was established by Senate Bill 1379 to determine baseline levels of environmental contaminants in a representative sample of Californians, establish time trends in chemical levels, and assess the effectiveness of current regulatory programs. The cooperative program is led by the Department of Toxic Substance Control, the Office of Environment of Health Hazard Assessment, and the Environmental Health Laboratory and Environmental Health Investigations Branches within the California Department of Public Health. IAI was tasked with facilitating the strategic planning process with a focus on improving inter-agency collaboration and developing new partnerships and strategies for continued funding.