Community Science and Public Health Resources

Empower Kentucky Environmental Justice Analysis - Exec Summary

This Executive Summary describes the outcomes of an Environmental Justice Analysis developed by KFTC members as part of the Empower Kentucky Plan. For more information, visit empowerkentucky.org.

Empower Kentucky Plan

The Empower Kentucky Plan shows that a Just Transition to a clean energy economy is possible in Kentucky. Shaped with input from more than 1,200 people from Pikeville to Paducah, this plan describes ways we can produce better results in terms of jobs, health, and energy bills, and affected workers and communities - while doing our part to protect our climate.

KFTC Environmental Justice Analysis - Preliminary Report and Documentation

This report provides full documentation of several preliminary maps produced by KFTC's Environmental Justice Workteam. Feedback is welcome to lisa@kftc.org. A final report will be published in early 2017. 

Environmental Justice and the Clean Power Plan

This Sierra Club article provides a good overview of many important environmental justice issues related to the design and implemetation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Health disparities, race and asthma

This study looked at the prevalence of asthma across different racial groups in the US, and how those trends have changed over time. It confirms that African Americans are more likely to have asthma than white people in the US, while Hispanics have lower asthma rates than whites.

KFTC Overview of EPA Climate Proposal - July 2014

KFTC developed this overview of the EPA's proposed carbon emissions standards for existing power plants, released in June 2014. It is intended to help KFTC members understand and talk about the issues surrounding climate change and this EPA proposal.

Power Up! Webinar: I Love Mountains Day 2014

Presentation on I Love Mountains Day 2014: "Vote for Kentucky's Bright Future!"

Community Science and Public Health Handout

This handout contains general information about the Community Science and Public Health project and can be used when talking to your neighbors about testing water.

Healthier Kentuckians Through Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

Describes, by documenting scientific studies, how transitioning to sustainable, clean energy solutions will benefit our health and well-being.

Webinar about health impacts of mountaintop mining

This slideshow was developed to help inform KFTC members and other audiences about recent studies linking poor health with proximity to large scale strip-mining.