EH Seminar-LAURA AUGUST, MPH and JOHN FAUST, PHD-'CalEnviroScreen: A Pathway to Address Cumulative Environmental Health Impacts in California through a Geographic Based Screening Tool'
- 12:00 pm on Friday, February 14, 2014
- 1:00 pm on Friday, February 14, 2014
- Contact Name:
- Jean van Seventer
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Title: CalEnviroScreen: A Pathway to Address Cumulative Environmental Health Impacts in California through a Geographic Based Screening Tool Speakers: LAURA AUGUST, MPH and JOHN FAUST, PHD, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency Description: The focus of this online seminar is CalEnviroScreen, a screening method developed to identify communities disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution. The tool is comprised of 17 statewide indicators of potential pollution, environmental degradation, and population vulnerability. The administration of environmental justice grants, promotion of greater compliance with environmental laws, prioritization of site-cleanup activities, and identification of opportunities for sustainable economic development are among ways the tool will be used.