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Environmental Health and Equity Series: Air Pollution, Health, and Justice (Podcast-No CE)



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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available for this free course.

In this first episode in our Environmental Health and Equity Series, we’ll be learning about air pollution and its effect on health. We'll also gain insight into its ties with structural racism and health equity, and discuss opportunities to contribute to environmental justice.

This podcast was originally published on May 11, 2022.

If you are interested in additional trainings on environmental health and equity, explore our expanded Environmental Health and Equity Program.


Public health organizations, health departments, environmental health organizations

Learning Objectives

  • Define air pollution and its impact on population health
  • Recognize the historical and contemporary relationship between structural racism and air pollution
  • Discuss the role of public health professionals in combating air pollution and its associated outcomes
  • Demonstrate the importance of utilizing healthy air advocacy for combating structural racism


Guest: Kathryn Savoie, PhD, Detroit Community Health Director, Ecology Center

Moderator: Isabelle Birt, MPH, Research Assistant, Region V Public Health Training Center


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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