Anyone can learn to use C-FERST. The best place to start is the Quick Start Guide on the Homepage. If you already have a project in mind, then we would recommend using the “Plan Your Project” section of the Homepage. This is where you can find the CARE Roadmap and PACE-EH Guidebook. These are great resources for understanding how each C-FERST function can support communities to identify, understand and assess sources of community and environmental health concerns.
To help community members engage, please see “Build a Partnership” on page 6 of the CARE Roadmap. The link to the CARE Roadmap in C-FERST is here: https://www.epa.gov/communityhealth/community-action-renewed-environment-care-roadmap-10-step-plan-improve-community