MOVING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, CLIMATE JUSTICE, AND HEALTH EQUITY FORWARD
in communities across the nation.
WHAT WE DO
CHCC works at the intersection of environment, climate, and public health providing support services to foundations, nonprofits, and health departments to address the root causes of health inequities and advance environmental and climate justice.
CHCC works in partnership with communities to identify community priorities and develop strategies to prevent and/or address disproportionate adverse environmental, climate, and health impacts for people of color and other marginalized communities.
CHCC provides strategic planning services to develop and implement action plans to advance environmental and climate justice, promote public health, and accelerate movement toward health equity.
CHCC provides research and writing services to produce policy briefs and other materials to inform program and policy development aimed at advancing environmental and climate justice in the pursuit of health equity.
CHCC provides program and policy evaluation services to identify opportunities that aim to achieve more equitable health outcomes for people of color and other marginalized communities.
HEALTH EQUITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESOURCES
Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Health inequities are reflected in differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment.
Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air—even as the agency seeks to roll back regulations on pollution.
Social determinants of health have a major impact on people’s health and well-being — and they’re a key focus of Healthy People 2030.
Inequities are created when barriers prevent individuals and communities from accessing these conditions and reaching their full potential. Inequities differ from health disparities, which are differences in health status between people related to social or demographic factors such as race, gender, income or geographic region. Health disparities are one way we can measure our progress toward achieving health equity.