EPA Science Inventory

Indicators and Methods for Constructing a U.S. Tribal Well-being Index for Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research

Citation:

Smith, L., C. Wade, J. Case, L. Harwell, K. Straub, AND K. Summers. Indicators and Methods for Constructing a U.S. Tribal Well-being Index for Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-12/023Sup1, 2014.

Description:

A Human Well-being Index (HWBI) has been developed for the U.S. to help inform and empower decision makers to weigh and integrate human health, socio-economic, environmental and ecological factors equitably to foster sustainability. The integrity of the index structure is designed to be transferable to different U.S. population groups across space, time and demography. To demonstrate index transferability, American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) specific data were evaluated for the calculation of a HWBI for AIAN and larger tribal populations. The applicability and integrity of the HWBI framework were maintained when using metrics scaled to assess well-being for AIAN and large tribal populations. Greater than 80% of the data available for a national AIAN assessment were specific to the target population, while the remaining data were derived from the general U.S. population. Full listings of domains, indicators and metrics for HWBI can be found in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s report EPA 600/R-12/023.

Purpose/Objective:

This report was prepared as a supplement to EPA 600/R-12/023. The report identifies AIAN metrics and data sources differing from the ones identified in the original report for the U.S. population and is intended to be used in developing tribal applications.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 03/10/2014
Completion Date: 03/10/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/13/2014
Record Created: 03/10/2014
Record Released: 03/10/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 270475

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION