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Children's Environmental Health Project
Jordan River Trail Clean-UpVolunteer Event at Day Riverside Library—June 23, 2012
1575 West 1000 North
Salt Lake City
The Children's Environmental Health (CEH) Geographic Initiative/Environmental Justice project is a multi-agency/organization, collaborative project focusing on reducing environmental risks to children's health. The CEH was initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the assistance of state and local government partners.
The project is in its early stages and while goals have been drafted, they have not been finalized and a project structure and timeline has not yet been developed.
The project is focused on the communities of: Glendale, Jordan Meadows, Poplar Grove, Rose Park, State Fairpark, Westpointe, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and Ballpark. For specific project boundaries please see the map attached below.
Current partners include the EPA, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake Valley Health Department, Salt Lake County, and the Salt Lake City Office of Sustainability. Community partners who have been participating include: Utah Society for Environmental Education, Envision Utah, University Neighborhood Partners, Breathe Utah, Neighborworks, and the Rose Park and Fairpark Neighborhood Councils.
Some examples of what can be achieved are: reductions in lead and mercury poisoning; improvement of air quality and environmental management of asthma; increased pollution prevention; and home testing of radon. When completed, the initiative will show measurable success in reducing environmental risk in the community and increased promotion of children's health. The project is being designed to be sustainable and replicable in other communities.
If you have questions or are interested in participating in the project please contact Stacee Adams or Jaslyn Dobraner.
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Environmental Planning Consultant, Utah Project Lead
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8
Salt Lake City CEH/EJ Project Contact
- Project Area Map
A map covering the Children's Environmental Health project area.
- The CARE Roadmap
10-step plan to improve community environment and health.
- CEH/EJ Geographic Initiative Fact Sheet
Describes the Salt Lake City Children's Environmental Health and Environmental Justice geographic initiative.
- EPA Roadmap
Community involvement model.
- Project Overview
Children's Environmental Health and Environmental Justice Project in central and west side Salt Lake City.