Community health is an important part of land revitalization.
ATSDR works to include health considerations in brownfield
redevelopment and land reuse.
ATSDR’s Brownfield / Land Reuse Initiative promotes health, community involvement, partnerships, communication and education.
What is a Brownfield or Land Reuse site?
Brownfield sites are defined as "abandoned, idled, or underused industrial and commercial properties where reuse or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived contamination." These sites have received funding from EPA Brownfield Program for redevelopment. (Source: EPA)
Land Reuse sites are defined as "any site formally utilized for commercial and industrial purposes complicated by real or perceived contamination" that has not received funding from the EPA Brownfield Program for redevelopment. (Source: ATSDR)
Save the Date!
Community health training on May 14 at the Brownfields 2013 Conference.
- Creating a Brownfields Site Inventory while Protecting Public Health
- Every Site Has a Story to Tell: Using Videos to Improve Community Health
- Why Public Health? Leveraging Heath Resources
- Taking Action to Improve Community Health: ATSDR Action Model and Health Impact Assessment
For more information, check out the Brownfield 2013 Conference Affliate Training Sessions and Workshops.
You can request copies of:
- the site tool,
- the dose calculator,
- and other resources