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Case Study of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

NEJAC was created in 1993 as a part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice. NEJAC helps the OEJ address environmental justice issues and integrate environmental justice into the EPA’s policies, programs and activities. It does this by bringing community, industry and state/local government groups together to find solutions to environmental justice problems and by providing the EPA with independent advice and recommendations on matters related to environmental justice.

Commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Immunization Program, this six-page case study overviews the deliberative method used by NEJAC, details about who participates in the process, information on outcomes/products, a frank section on challenges and limitations of the process, a section on strengths of the process, and the resources and interviews used to inform the case.

This case study was written for a diverse group of stakeholders who did not have much previous knowledge of public engagement and deliberative methodologies.

Sandy Heierbacher
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2003)

Resource Link: www.ncdd.org/exchange/files/docs/NEJAC_case.doc

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