The Environmental Justice Index: a National Tool to Measure the Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Burden on Health
In fall of 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR) hosted several webinars showcasing the Environmental Justice Index (EJI). The EJI builds off existing environmental justice indexes to provide a single score for local communities across the United States. It is the first national, geographic-driven tool designed to measure the cumulative impacts of environmental burden through the lenses of human health and health equity.
A recording is now available: The Environmental Justice Index: Measuring the Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Burden on Health – YouTube
- Sharunda Buchanan, MS, PhD | Interim Director, Office of Environmental Justice (HHS)
- Benjamin McKenzie, MS | Geospatial Epidemiologist; Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Index, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR)