Building Power through Data-Sharing: Issues and Opportunities for Environmental Health and Justice Funders

Resource Type: 
This is a HEFN resource.
Publication Date: 
August, 2014
Issue Area: 
Environment (Air, Water, Land)
Environmental & Social Justice
Geographic Focus: 
This paper is intended to provide environmental health and justice funders with background information that may be helpful in considering investments to increase data-sharing. It notes relevant trends in open data and technology, highlights examples of data-sharing within the environmental health and justice movement, and provides lessons for funders.
The paper was produced for a June 2014 meeting of environmental health and justice funders and therefore focuses on examples within that field. Many of the issues outlined also may have broader applicability for funding data-sharing in other social movements.
David Eaves, Health and Environmental Funders Network