The 2021 Washington State Legislature directed WSIPP to conduct a technical review of the measures and methods used in the Washington State Department of Health’s environmental health disparities map, as outlined in E2SSB 5141. The review must, to the extent possible, address the following:
- Identify how the measures used in the map compare to measures used in other similar tools that aim to identify communities that are disproportionately impacted as a result of environmental justice issues;
- Compare characteristics such as the reliability, validity, and clinical importance of individual and composite measures included in the map and other similar tools; and
- Compare methodologies used in the map to statistical methodologies used in other similar tools.
A report explaining the findings of this technical review is due to the legislature by November 1, 2022.