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2016 Impact Summit - XIIth International Conference of the Community Indicators Consortium
GPS for Well-being: Navigating Data for Sustainable, Equitable Communities 
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Tuesday, September 27 • 11:00am - 11:50am
EJSCREEN: EPA’s New Tool for Environmental Justice and Equitable Development

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For communities, understanding the economic, social, and environmental challenges and opportunities they face is a prerequisite for making investments that achieve their goals equitably. Health and quality of life—along with a host of other short- and long-term measures of well-being— are shaped by the environmental and demographic context in communities. This has engendered heightened concern in the past several years among researchers and policy-makers about the determinative effect of a person’s zip code on her life outcomes. Federal agencies have begun developing tools that can help give communities the detailed understanding necessary for achieving more equitable environmental, economic, and social outcomes, all of which play a crucial role in creating healthy, thriving neighborhoods and communities. One of these tools that is particularly useful in this regard is EPA's EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool. EJSCREEN can show users where minority and low-income areas are located, the environmental issues they face, as well as a plethora of other information on community well-being.  The workshop’s speaker will show how can you use EJSCREEN to learn more about environmental justice issues in your city, town, or community. Stakeholders can find out how to use EJSCREEN to help for community outreach and awareness projects, grant applications, research, and many other uses. 


Kevin Olp

EPA - Office of Environmental Justice

Tuesday September 27, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Balcony D upstairs on 9th Fl