Working for Environmental Justice: Data and Resources from CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

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Racial and ethnic minority, low-income, and indigenous communities are most often disproportionately affected by environmental hazards, such as environmental pollutants and climate-related events. To help people better understand environmental justice issues in their communities, CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program developed CDC’s Environmental Justice (EJ) Dashboard. During this EH Nexus webinar, you will

  • Explore data on the EJ Dashboard about environmental exposures, community characteristics, and health burden—factors important to understanding and addressing environmental justice issues.
  • Find out about other tools and resources of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, to go even further and learn more about data related to environmental justice.
  • Learn ways that community members, advocates, academia, public health practitioners, community planners, and more can use EJ data and resources on the Tracking Network.

This presentation is part of the activities for Tracking Awareness Week. The entire week’s theme is Decisions Through Data, and Tuesday’s focus is Working for Environmental Justice.

This webinar broadcasted on Tuesday, July 12, 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.


Jena Losch, M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor
CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

Shannon DeWitt, B.S., M.C.S.E.
Information Technology Specialist
CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program