To see the original EJ workshop webpage with Resources, Speakers, and Speaker Abstracts, visit the NIEHS 2021 Past Events webpage.
Addressing Racism As a Public Health Issue Through the Lens of Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice: From Problems to Solutions
Welcome to the new website for the virtual Environmental Justice (EJ) Workshop that took place December 10, 2021. The NIEHS members of the EJ Workshop Committee are working with local, state, and federal agencies to help address some of the EJ issues facing disproportionately impacted communities in North Carolina.
The workshop fostered dialogue among NIEHS employees, outside researchers, and members of the community to examine racism as a public health issue. The goals of the workshop were to:
- Raise awareness of the problem of systemic racism in America and its contributing role to Environmental Health Disparities (EHD).
- Inform the NIEHS community of current EHD research and outreach activities in Environmental Justice (EJ).
- Engage regional and local community leaders involved in EJ advocacy networks to discuss best practices for community engagement.
If you missed the workshop or want to view the presentations again, see Speaker Presentation Videos. Also, we have added new entries in Updated Resources and posted speaker responses to the questions that were not answered during the workshop in Q&A and EJ Connections.
The EJ Workshop Committee will add updates to this webpage as they are developed and will also reach out via email. Join the EJ Workshop mailing list to keep abreast of our progress.
Addressing Racism As a Public Health Issue Through the Lens of Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice