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HHS Advances Environmental Justice With 13 Programs for Biden’s Justice40 Initiative

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The Department of Health and Human Services has announced 13 programs for inclusion in President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, which was launched as part of the administration’s commitment to environmental justice.

The Justice40 Initiative calls for federal agencies to deliver 40 percent of benefits of clean energy, sustainable and affordable housing, clean water and other climate-related investments to disadvantaged communities, HHS said Friday.

Ranging from worker training programs to assistance for energy and water costs, these programs aim to ensure no one is left behind as we work to advance health equity for all people living in the United States,” said Adm. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health at HHS.

The HHS programs are:

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Join the Potomac Officers Club’s Prioritizing Environmental Justice in a Changing Climate Forum on July 20 to hear experts as they discuss the federal government’s Justice40 Initiative and environmental justice challenges with respect to public health, natural resources, energy and finance, community involvement and infrastructure.