Explore data from CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network on environmental exposures, community characteristics, and health burden — factors important to understanding and addressing environmental justice issues.
The Environmental Justice Index (EJI) uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank the cumulative impacts of environmental injustice on health for every census tract. The EJI delivers a single environmental justice score for each community so that public health officials can identify and map areas at risk for the health impacts of environmental burden.
Visualize data and locate information critical to understanding minority health, health disparities, and their determinants. Data are collected from public health surveillance systems by using either their published reports or public use files.