Publications from Community Health and Environmental Policy

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  • Ensemble-Based Flood Vulnerability Assessment for Probable Maximum Flood in a Changing Environment 2019

    A high-resolution hydro-meteorologic model was used to develop probabilistic flood maps representing the response of indices of rainfall extremes, probable maximum precipitation (PMP) and probable maximum flood (PMF), to climate change.

  • Community Citizen Science: From Promise to Action 2019

    In community citizen science, nonprofessional scientists (volunteers) exert a high degree of control over research, working with professional scientists during the research process and performing research on their own. In this report, the authors describe the nature and potential uses of community citizen science. They address implementation needs and challenges, including pathways to achieve policy and community impacts.

  • Chesapeake Bay Climate Impacts Summary and Outlook: Spring 2019: Seasonal Precipitation Analysis 2019

    This web-based tool is part of a quarterly series that draws from a variety of scientific resources to inform Chesapeake Bay Watershed policymakers, practitioners, residents, and community leaders on historical and projected future climate trends. An in-depth analysis of changes in seasonal precipitation events over multiple decades is displayed using interactive figures.

  • Evaluation of the Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team for the City of Santa Monica 2019

    Homelessness is a chronic and persistent problem in Santa Monica, California. It burdens public service providers and imposes substantial costs on the city. As one approach to addressing the problem, the city implemented a program, "the Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team," which aims to improve the health of the most-intensive service users among the homeless population, reduce the burden on public service providers, and reduce public costs.

  • Database of Literature on Oil Spills and Public Health 2019

    To better understand the health effects of the spill on communities, the CRGC designed and administered a community-based telephone survey of residents and conducted a literature review on the health impacts of oil spills to identify both what was already known about the effects of oil spills and gaps in our knowledge. This document describes the literature search we undertook, and the corresponding database presents the results from that search.

  • Preparing for Future Droughts in Lima, Peru: Enhancing Lima's Drought Management Plan to Meet Future Challenges 2019

    This study evaluates the performance of Lima, Peru's current drought management plan against future droughts and proposes augmentations, and it recommends ways to ensure that the drought management plan performs will in the uncertain future.

  • 2018 National Survey of Health Attitudes: Description and Top-Line Summary Data 2019

    This report describes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Survey of Health Attitudes, part of the foundation's efforts to build a Culture of Health. The foundation undertook this survey to measure key constructs that could not be measured in other data sources, primarily addressing the action area making health a shared value. This report provides the text of the 2018 survey and summary statistics of the data.

  • Pittsburgh Equity Indicators: A Baseline Measurement for Enhancing Equity in Pittsburgh 2019

    The 2018 Pittsburgh Equity Indicators report in enables the comparison of two years of data to measure change in disparities. The report includes information on equality scores for 2017 and 2018, as well as "change scores" between years.