Dec 17, 2019
Publications from Community Health and Environmental Policy
Developing Future Projected Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves: A Technical Report on Data, Methods, and IDF Curves for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Virginia 2021
To support stormwater managers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Virginia in adapting to climate change, this study updated intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) curves, a common tool used for stormwater infrastructure design, to reflect future climate changes. These updated IDF curves are generated from the best-available science, which is described in this technical report, and are publicly available in an interactive online tool.
Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program 2021
This report summarizes the existing portfolio of relevant or related resilience measurement efforts and notes gaps and challenges associated with them.
This report recommends that the Executive Office of the President of the United States should consider establishing a task force to prevent rental evictions and mitigate housing instability caused by the pandemic.
This seasonal climate summary draws from a variety of scientific resources for the benefit of policymakers, practitioners, residents, and community leaders in the Mid-Atlantic region, with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This edition includes details on spring 2021 weather, regional climate trends, and the upcoming summer season. An interactive tool shows flooding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania under historic and future climate.
Adapting to Adversity amid a Global Pandemic: Stakeholder Insights About Progress and Next Steps for Taking Integrative Action to Build Resilient Systems 2021
In 2020, the combination of an acute crisis — the global pandemic — and ongoing chronic stressors, such as historical structural inequities, caused multisystem failure in the United States. In this Perspective, the authors describe recommendations to continue advancing a 2016 integrative resilience agenda to guide research and practice.
The Relationship Between Quality of Housing and Quality of Life: Evidence from Permanent Supportive Housing 2021
This study describes a PSH program administered by a Medicaid managed care plan, serving individuals experiencing homelessness with complex medical histories, and outlines participants' perceptions on the relationship between quality of housing and QOL.
This chapter examines the progress and limitations of public health's current approach to cross-sector collaboration and offers insights about paths forward.
Creating Culture-Centered Health and Health Insurance Literacy Resources: Lessons Learned from Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Native American, and Vietnamese Communities 2021
A culture-centered approach to health literacy programs enhances meaningful and effective health communication.