POLLUTION PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: OPENING DOORS THROUGH COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

 ABSTRACT

As part of our effort to highlight innovative approaches to improving the environment and the health of communities, the Journal will feature a bimonthly column from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA's) new Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. Since the CARE program is designed to work with and support community-based efforts to understand and address local environmental health concerns, we think this column will be of interest to a broad range of environmental health professionals. The CARE program will report here on the activities and lessons learned from CARE communities across the nation and describe the broad range of U.S. EPA resources and programs available to support local environmental health initiatives. The column will also report on progress in building a partnership that spans federal, state, and local environmental and environmental health agencies to improve support for communities. We believe that this column is an indication of U.S. EPA's commitment to joining with environmental health professionals to better meet the needs of communities, and we are pleased to make it available to our readers. Community pollution prevention (P2) complements traditional government regulation by helping small businesses proactively mitigate toxic emissions, heading off releases up the stack or down a drain. U.S. EPA's Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) is promoting collaborative efforts and source reduction, which are proving effective in tackling local environmental issues and improving environmental health. This U.S. EPA cooperative-agreement grant program is succeeding in facilitating action among local partnerships to foster P2 best practices, green technologies,...


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover Page – – – – – – – – – –
Title Page – – – – – – – – – –
Certification – – – – – – – – – –
Dedication – – – – – – – – – –
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – –
Abstract – – – – – – – – – –
Table of Content – – – – – – – – –

Chapter One: Introduction

Background of the Study – – – – – –
Statement of the Problem – – – – – –
Objectives of the Study – – – – – – –
Research Questions – – – – – – –
Research Hypotheses – – – – – – –
Significance of the Study – – – – – – –
Scope/ Limitation of the Study – – – – – –
Definition of Terms – – – – – – –

Chapter Two: Review of Related Literature

2.1 Introduction – – – – – – – – –
2.2 Conceptual Framework – – – – – – –
2.3 Theoretical Framework – – – – – – –
2.4 Empirical Review – – – – – – – –

Chapter Three: Research Methodology

3.1 Introduction – – – – – – – –
3.1 Research Design – – – – – – – –
3.3 Area of the Study – – – – – – – –
3.4 Population of the Study – – – – – – –
3.5 Sample Size and Sampling Techniques – – – –
3.6 Instrumentation – – – – – – – –
3.7 Validation of the Instrument – – – – – –
3.8 Administration of the Instrument – – – – –
3.9 Method of Data Analysis – – – – – – –

Chapter Four: Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data

4.1 Introduction – – – – – – – – –
4.2 Presentation and Analysis of Data – – – – –
4.3 Testing of Hypotheses – – – – – – –
4.4 Discussion of Findings – – – – – – –

Chapter Five: Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations

5.1 Introduction – – – – – – – – –
5.2 Summary – – – – – – – – –
5.3 Conclusion – – – – – – – – –