Built and Synthetic Environment

Built and Synthetic Environment

The need to strengthen environmental health capacity includes addressing land use and community design, harmful chemical exposure, and environmental threats in built up areas.

Support for smart growth is crucial for state and local officials, policy-makers, public health workers, and planners to reshape primary factors leading to injury and disease.

Focus Areas

Chemicals in the Environment
This program helps facilitate state environmental health involvement in federal and state policy decisions regarding chemical exposures and public health.

Health Impact Assessments
Summary of HIA capacity-building grants and external resources on HIAs.

Healthy Communities
Provides resources on healthy housing, smart growth, and state legislation on healthy communities.

Recent Publications

Using HIA to Enhance the Environmental Regulatory Process

Chemical Exposures: State Ideas for Safeguarding Health
Perspectives from state health and environmental staff on the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures.

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