Climate Change and Environmental Justice: A Snapshot of Jurisdiction Activities
December 05, 2022
In spring 2022, ASTHO hosted a call with the Climate Change Collaborative to discuss initiatives, capacity, and challenges related to climate change and environmental justice (EJ). Specific issues discussed included state and territorial health agency (S/THA) initiatives to improve the public health impact in communities disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution; training opportunities on integrating health equity (HE) into statewide climate policy and program planning; usual partners for EJ work; and gaps and/or challenges to targeting climate resiliency programs in EJ communities. The call included 29 participants representing 19 jurisdictions, federal partners from CDC and EPA, and ASTHO staff. This report shares information on those findings, as well as conclusions and next steps.