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Jennifer Moon, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in social services and public health, serving as a researcher, analyst, program manager, and communicator. Her experience includes serving as a Public Welfare Policy Analyst with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, a Planning and Development Specialist with the City of Seattle Human Services Department, and a Research Associate with a Seattle-based social services consulting firm. Within the public health sector, she worked for a non-profit community health center for 10 years, where she served as a grant/program manager and as a Communications and Public Relations Specialist, and as a Communications Specialist during the COVID-19 pandemic for a local county health department. Jennifer holds Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in American history from the University of Virginia and a B.A. degree from the University of California Berkeley.

Contact jennifer at justsolutionscollective.org

Solutions by Jennifer Moon, Ph.D.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and frontline communities in the United States continue to experience a disproportionate share of the effects of climate change. The increasing frequency and […]

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In 2023, Just Solutions published “The Perfect Storm of Extraction, Poverty, and Climate Change,” examining the impact of policies on six frontline communities facing economic, health, and environmental challenges. The report highlights how systemic racism and resource deprivation have led to these conditions, and it evaluates how the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 might address these issues. Although these federal investments could significantly improve conditions with careful implementation, the report notes challenges such as statutory shortcomings, fund disbursement processes, and the need for ongoing policy advocacy to ensure a Just Transition for BIPOC and frontline communities.

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Frontline environmental justice organizations are creating innovative policy solutions and are turning them into laws. Our paper highlights 20 successful policy initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels over the past three years.

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Renew America’s Schools is a Justice40 (J40) Initiative covered program that provides up to $500 million in funding to K-12 public school facilities across the country for infrastructure and energy upgrades. we assess how this program is meeting the objectives of J40.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new initiative to mobilize the healthcare sector, particularly safety net providers, to take advantage of opportunities in the […]

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In our third and final webinar from The Perfect Storm of Extraction, Poverty, and Climate Change Webinar Series, we hosted a panel discussion with community leaders interviewed in The Perfect […]

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Using a case study approach in six frontline communities, Just Solutions has developed a Prioritizing Frontline Communities Framework that assesses the “pre-existing” economic, health, and infrastructure conditions that affect the […]

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Introduction Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates have been touted as a provision of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that will deliver benefits to low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. The program […]

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In part two of The Perfect Storm of Extraction, Poverty, and Climate Change Webinar Series, the authors of the report provided an overview of the health and infrastructure issues and […]

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Hear from the authors of Just Solution’s recent report, “The Perfect Storm of Extraction, Poverty, and Climate Change: A Framework for Assessing Vulnerability, Resilience, Adaptation, and a Just Transition in […]

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Using a case study approach in six frontline communities, Just Solutions has developed a Prioritizing Frontline Communities Framework that assesses the “pre-existing” economic, health, and infrastructure conditions that affect the […]

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Using a case study approach in six frontline communities, Just Solutions has developed a Prioritizing Frontline Communities Framework that assesses the “pre-existing” economic, health, and infrastructure conditions that affect the […]

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Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and frontline communities bear the disproportionate burden of environmental and climate impacts. We know the communities that are at the greatest risk. We […]

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