Original ArticlesUsing Community-Based Participatory Research to Identify Environmental Justice Issues in an Inner-City Community and Inform Urban PlanningMansyur, Carol Leler PhD; Jeng, Hueiwang Anna ScD; Holloman, Erica PhD; DeBrew, LinwoodAuthor Information School of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia (Drs Mansyur and Jeng); The Southeast CARE Project, Newport News, Virginia (Dr Holloman); and The Greater Southeast Development Corporation, Newport News, Virginia (Mr DeBrew). Correspondence: Carol Leler Mansyur, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, 4608 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529 ([email protected]). Special thanks to Lucinda Harrington and Kimberly Sawyer for their assistance in compiling questionnaire data for this article.The authors declare no conflict of interest. Family & Community Health: July/September 2016 - Volume 39 - Issue 3 - p 169-177 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000110 Buy Metrics Abstract The Southeast CARE Coalition has been using community-based participatory research to examine environmental degradation in the Southeast Community, Newport News, Virginia. A survey was developed to collect assessment data. Up to 66% of respondents were concerned about environmental problems in their community. Those with health conditions were significantly more likely to identify specific environmental problems. The top 5 environmental concerns included coal dust, air quality, crime, water quality, and trash. The community-based participatory research process is building community capacity and participation, providing community input into strategic planning, and empowering community members to take control of environmental justice issues in their community. © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.