Environmental Justice & Health Equity
The following articles and reports offer resources on the links between environmental justice and health equity:
- Download “The Environment that Freddie Gray Lived In“ by MdEHN’s intern Betsy Atkinson based on data from the EPA’s “EJ Screen” & Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA).
- Download Dr. Jerome Paulson’s presentation, “Environmental Impacts on Neurodevelopment,” on neurocognitive risks to children in early development living in urban environments. Jerome Paulson, MD, medical director for the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Program Eastern Office, consultant to the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment, and Professor Emeritus of the George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
- Health Impact Assessment – A Potential Tool for State Policy-Making
A presentation by Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment A briefing from The National Academy of Sciences
- What’s in the air & how do we know? Types of air pollution & their sources. What can be sampled? How is it measured & analyzed? Ana Rule, Ph.D. Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
- What is in your neighborhood? A brief overview of EPA Enviromapper D’Ann L. Williams DrPH, MS – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Using Medicaid to Advance Community‐Based Childhood Asthma Interventions: A Review of Innovative Medicaid Programs in Massachusetts and Opportunities for Expansion under Medicaid Nationwide
This report reviews community asthma interventions; describes new initiatives underway in Massachusetts to promote community‐based asthma prevention for children; and discusses opportunities for state Medicaid programs to incorporate these interventions into Medicaid and the Children’sHealth Insurance Program(CHIP) programs nationwide.
*From the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition, February 2013, by Mary‐Beth Harty, JD, MPH Assistant Research Professor and KatieHorton, RN, MPH,JD Research Professor
- What’s Good In My Hood? Workbook
With more than 80% of the U.S. population living in urban areas, there is a need for programs that help city and town residents become more environmentally literate. Informed perspectives about the health and well-being of a community empower residents to make their neighborhoods a safer, cleaner and healthier place to live. What’s Good in My Hood? is designed to be useful for schools, homes, after-school programs, and youth groups. This workbook was created through the New York Restoration Project.