This research provides the decision tools and data that communities need to make proactive, strategic decisions aimed at a prosperous, more environmentally sustainable future.You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program Overview (PDF)(2 pp, 2 MB,
How do we meet today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs? And more specifically, how can we take action to protect our shared environment—air, water, land, and ecosystems—in ways that are economically viable, beneficial to human health and well-being, and socially just in the long-term? EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) research program is working to provide the knowledge, data, and tools needed to answer those questions.