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Environmental Public Health Tools

Below is a collection of environmental public health tools the Oregon EPHT team has found useful and that might be beneficial to you. As new tools become available, we will add them to this page. Please contact us with any comments, questions or if you have a favorite tool that should be added.

  • Walk Score: Walkable neighborhoods offer surprising benefits to the environment, our health, our finances and our communities. Use this tool to help understand how accessible parks, stores and healthcare facilities are to your home and work.
  • Toxic Release Inventory: This database contains data on disposal or other releases of over 650 toxic chemicals from thousands of U.S. facilities and information about how facilities manage those chemicals through recycling, energy recovery and treatment.
  • Food Environment Atlas: This Atlas includes statistics on three broad categories of food environment factors- food choices, health and well-being and community characteristics. Food environment factors, such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs and community characteristics, interact to influence food choices and diet quality.
  • Census Data Mapping: Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009.