EJ Toolbox

NCEJN is glad you want to learn more about EJ. We encourage you to read and explore the following tools as often as you like. We hope that you will share these tools with other concerned EJ advocates in the effort to protect vulnerable communities and prevent undue harm to human health.

  • extLink_lv Community-Based Participatory Research– Operated by the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, CBPR is an effective approach that seeks to influence change in communities through applied research with community residents
  • EJ Legal Tools – EPA’s EJ Legal Tools examines legal responsibilities for EPA policy makers to consider in their efforts to address EJ under Plan EJ 2014
  • extLink_lv EJView – EPA’s free interactive map tool that allows you to investigate areas of interest to find out about toxic releases, superfund sites, and other potential emissions
  • Executive Order 12898 – A “must-read” for understanding the responsibilities that Federal agencies must adhere to when addressing Environmental Justice in minority populations and low-income populations
  • extLink_lv Health Impact Assessment – HIA is a systematic process administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides advice on how communities can stay healthy
  • extLink_lv NCALHD – Find health department contact information by county on the NC Association of Local Health Directors’ Health Depts. by County website
  • NC Environmental Equity Policy – NC DENR’s Environmental Equity Initiative, effective October 19, 2000, which outlines DENR’s goals for Environmental Equity and strategy to achieve the EJ goals
  • extLink_lv Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology – This site, established by the NC Dept. of Public Health, provides free fact sheets, studies, and information on health hazards and environmental conditions
  • extLink_lv Right-to-Know Network – This site provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment
  • extLink_lv Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – The US Dept. of Justice’s website for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964