Community Engagement Resources


The Community Engagement team collaboratively creates infographics to democratize the use of scientific information as a tool for empowerment for environmental justice communities.
Selected examples include:
Women's Health and Diabetes
Living Near Busy Roads or Traffic Pollution
The Impacts of Natural Gas on Public Health and the Environment
Created in collaboration with partners of T.H.E. Impact Project
Measuring Toxic Metals in Baby Teeth
Created in collaboration with East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Community Participatory Air Monitoring

A variety of monitoring tools & resources are used by the Community Engagement team in their work with community groups in the Los Angeles area.
Selected examples include:
Truck Counts for Community Power Building
During this webinar, we look at how community collected and owned data can reveal the disparities within communities when it comes to heavily trafficked roads. You’ll learn the practical steps to implementing a truck count in your community. Links to practical resources are also shared.
A Day in the Life
An air monitoring & storytelling program combining low cost sensor use with photos and videos
South Coast Air Quality Management District: AB 617 Community Air Monitoring
AirCasting and AirBeam Operations Manual
Wendy Gutschow, USC Environmental Health Centers
What were the levels of PM 2.5 on a particular day or week in the region?
California Air Resources Board Air Quality Data Query Tool
Do you want to see what some of the PurpleAir stationary PM 2.5 monitors are reading at a given time?
PurpleAir monitors in the Los Angeles area


Urban Oil and Gas Production in Los Angeles County
ESRI StoryMap, 2019
Community-Driven Air Monitoring
ESRI StoryMap, 2018
A Day in the Life: A Community Science Air Monitoring Program
ESRI StoryMap, 2018

Moving Forward Network

The Moving Forward Network is a national coalition of air pollution advocates seeking to improve public health, quality of life, environmental integrity, labor conditions and environmental justice by supporting the organizing, advocacy, education and research efforts of partners around the United States in efforts to improve the global trade system. The coalition is led by the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College.

South Central LA Project to Understand the Sources and Health Impacts of Local Health Pollution (SCLA-PUSH)

Resources developed by Trade, Health, and Environment  (T.H.E.) Impact Project

THE Impact Project is a community-academic partnership focused on reducing the impacts of international trade on health and community life in Southern California.
Policy Briefs
Trade, Health, and Environment: Making the Case for Change
Tracking Harm: Health and Environmental Impacts of Rail Yards
Importing Harm: U.S. Ports’ Impacts on Health and Communities
Driving Harm: Health and Community Impacts of Living near Truck Corridors
Storing Harm: the Health and Community Impacts of Goods Movement Warehousing and Logistics
Neighborhood Assessment Teams: Case studies from Southern California and instructions on community investigations of traffic-related air pollution
A manual on community based research
Speaker's Kit
Designed to help community members, environmental health and justice organizations, clinicians, public health practitioners, and other key stakeholders to understand the basics of goods movement activities and how to give testimony
Resource link
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
2001 North Soto Street, MC 9237
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9013
Supported by NIEHS grant P30ES007048
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