The Environmental Justice Index is a mapping tool that compares cumulative impacts of environmental injustice on health for communities. The tool also identifies environmental and social factors that may affect an area’s health and well-being. Some of these factors include air and water pollution, exposure to toxic sites, the built environment (such as lack of parks and walkability), transportation infrastructure, sociodemographic variables and pre-existing chronic disease. The tool can help communities identify areas that may require additional attention and action to improve health and health equity.
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Geographic coverage: Census Tract