We respectfully submit comments in response to the request for information, “Drafting a New Federal Strategy to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Impacts.” We commend the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children (Task Force) for its commitment to developing strategies to protect children from environmental health risks and appreciate … [Read more...] about RE: Comments on Drafting a New Federal Strategy to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Impacts: Request for Information
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PRRAC works to develop and support environmental justice advocacy, with a focus on strong national and local partnership strategies. Harmful and inequitable environmental hazard siting, enforcement disparities, and other EJ issues have often been closely connected to residential segregation and concentrated poverty, as well as racial bias and disparities in access to power structures. Our work to improve these conditions is an important complement to other strategies that serve as immediate interventions to improve health (in particular that of young children), such as voucher mobility and strong standards for where subsidized housing is sited.
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A PRRAC Policy Brief (October 2017). By Peter Kye with thanks to Carrie Zaremba, PRRAC summer research assistant, for her excellent survey of state and local climate adaptation plan language and Megan Haberle, PRRAC Director of Housing Policy, for her guidance. Excerpt: "Proactive planning is essential in order to effectively respond to climate threats. Actors at every level … [Read more...] about Equity Considerations in Climate Adaptation Plans: A Call for Advocacy (Peter Kye, October 2017)
By Robert A. Hahn (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) Introduction. Segregation as a Fundamental Public Health Issue There is a great and urgent need for public health practitioners to better understand the association of racial and ethnic segregation with ill-health and to collaborate with other agencies to address the underlying causes. This essay … [Read more...] about “Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation as a Root Social Determinant of Public Health and Health Inequity: A Persistent Public Health Challenge in the United States” by Robert A. Hahn (April-June 2017 P&R Issue)
By Robert Garcia (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk,if you can’t walk then crawl,but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communities in Los Angeles are celebrating the civil rights revolution with public art and green space: A new parks project, called “Walk a … [Read more...] about “Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Los Angeles Celebrates Anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement” by Robert Garcia (July-August 2014 P&R Issue)
By Michelle Roberts (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) Mossville is not located on most U.S. maps. Yet some of America's largest industrial corporations have found this unincorporated African-American community and exploit its natural resources and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Near Mossville, homes, churches and playgrounds, there are 14 industrial … [Read more...] about “Mossville, Louisiana: A Community’s Fight for the Human Right to a Healthy Environment” by Michelle Roberts (May-June 2011 P&R issue)