Community Health and Environmental Justice
National Resources Defense Council – History of the Environmental Justice Movement
A detailed history of the origins and progress of the environmental justice movement, including important milestones such as President Clinton’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice.
Community Health Studies
The Community Health Studies website was created by the Environmental Health Investigations Branch within the California Department of Public Health. The site provides background information on health studies designed to assess links between environmental exposures and illness. It also explains the limitations of health studies and explores alternatives to these studies for communities exposed to contaminants.
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership
Information on model partnerships between health care facilities and legal aid centers with resources for emerging and active partnerships.
CDC National Public Health Tracking Network
The Tracking Network contains maps, data, and charts about chemicals and disease in the area where you live.
National Library of Medicine – Tox Town
Tox Town is an interactive site that explores toxic chemicals and neighborhood health in cities, towns, ports, farms, US border regions, and the US Southwest. There is also a curriculum to teach middle school students about the connection between the environment and health.