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Environmental Justice at HHS

Read the 2015 HHS Environmental Justice Implementation Report.

HHS is hosting the general sessions of the 2015 HHS Climate Justice Conference. The conference will be available to watch online!

Live webcasts of the general sessions will be available:
          Monday, June 8th from 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT and
          Tuesday, June 9th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT.

To view the webcast, please visit: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/webcasts/ on the day and time of the event. For more information please click on the following weblink http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conference/hhs_climate_justice/.


Environmental Justice (EJ) 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. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the federal effort to provide an environment where all people enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards.


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HHS Environmental Justice Strategy

The 2012 HHS Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan (2012 HHS EJ Strategy) provides clear direction of goals, strategies and actions to address environmental justice in minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes. The 2012 HHS EJ Strategy is organized into four interrelated strategic elements as follows:

  • Policy Development and Dissemination
  • Education and Training
  • Research and Data Collection, Analysis, and Utilization
  • Services

Read the 2012 HHS Environmental Justice Strategy | PDF – 778 KB

Read the 2012 HHS Environmental Justice Plan-At-A-Glance (PDF - 324 KB)

Read the 2015 HHS Environmental Justice Progress Report  | PDF - 109 KB

Read the 2014 HHS Environmental Justice Progress Report | (PDF - 1,153 KB)

Read the 2013 HHS Environmental Justice Progress Report | PDF - 2.07 MB

Read the 2012 HHS Environmental Justice Progress Report | PDF - 270 KB


Content created by Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Content last reviewed on June 15, 2015