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Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Overview Fact Sheet

EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities National Research program provides technical solutions, tools, information, and other resources in three topic areas critical to fulfilling the Agency’s mission to protect the environment and safeguard public health:

  • Contaminated Sites: Accelerating Clean-Ups
  • Waste and Materials Management: Reducing the Burden of Contamination
  • Healthy and Resilient Communities: Revitalizing Communities from Contamination and Natural Disasters/Extreme Events
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  • EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Overview (PDF)(2 pp, 266 K, March 2019)
    EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) research provides the decision tools and data that communities need to make proactive, strategic decisions aimed at a prosperous, more environmentally sustainable future. SHC researchers consider the full range of interactions between people and our environment to incorporate the three pillars of sustainability—economics, society, and the environment—into a seamless research portfolio.