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ETHN 3106: Selected Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies: The Medical Industrial Complex

Environmental Justice

Susana Almanza, current director of PODER-Texas, discusses her involvement in creating a healthy, safe environment in East Austin, Texas:

EPA 20th Anniversary Environmental Justice Video Series: Susana Almanza


Created by the Environmental Protection Agency

  • EJ Viewer   Use this EPA tool to create maps using layering options to select specific  demographic, community, health and environmental data.   Also use this tool to generate reports.

Community Environmental Health Information

  • Environmental Protection Agency – My Environment     Search for environmental information by location.  Use the EnviroMapper (MyMaps) to create maps that pinpoint the location of releases to the air, water and land, as well as information about the community, health and energy.    To get started, click the link More Maps.



  • TOXMAP    Environmental Health e-maps from the National Library of Medicine


Health Disparities in Colorado



Profiles and Indicators - Colorado Data Sources    

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Data By Topic


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Data By Topic

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Environmental Data


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Data Sets


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Data By Topic


Federal Sources

Hint:  Try searching   “health disparities” OR “health inequities”   with Chican* OR latino OR Hispanic.  If that is not successful, use broader terms like   race OR ethnic* instead of the more specific terms.  

Tip! Use the VPN (Virtual Private Network) to connect to the library remotely. Get access to sources for articles, ebooks, and more from home, the coffee shop, or around the world by logging in and using the links on this page as normal.


Search for books

  • Chinook  - Libraries online catalog    Doing a keyword search for:

health disparities Colorado          turns up a number of sources, including links to online reports issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Broaden your search by eliminating the word Colorado and putting in terms like race or ethnicity or children.


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Jorge Ricardo López-McKnight