Communities, public health professionals, and researchers recognize that environmental factors contribute to the health inequities in the U.S. Inequities persist despite well-developed systems for both public health and environmental protection, in part because these management systems often operate in isolated siloes. This webinar presents three local environmental health initiatives (lead in housing in Rochester, NY; built environment in Duluth, MN; and air pollution from ports in southern California), highlighting the role of local public health in each.. Throughout the country, communities are working collaboratively at the local level to shape decisions about the built environment to protect vulnerable populations. This presentation sheds light on how local health departments can constructively contribute to bridging the silos of environment and health and collaboratively address longstanding environmental injustices in sustainable, effective, and equitable ways.
Webinar Presented by:
Katrina Smith Korfmacher, PhD