Working with a Coalition of Environmental Health Organizations that Support the NIEHS Mission
NIEHS director and staff meet periodically with the Partners to seek input and improve communications with communities and organizations directly affected by the mission and the research of NIEHS.
The Partner members represent non-profit organizations that advocate for:
- People with health conditions such as asthma and other lung diseases, breast cancer, prostate cancer, Parkinson's Disease, birth defects, autism, and lupus;
- at-risk groups who may be particularly susceptible to environmental effects such as children, pregnant people, and under-served communities; and
- improved living and working environments.
Working with the Partners allows NIEHS to learn more about the priorities of these organizations, and helps to shape the institute’s research agenda. In turn, these organizations learn about NIEHS research enterprise and about the other partner organizations. The Partners are powerful voices for environmental health issues.
- ALS Association
- American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
- American Lung Association
- American Public Health Association
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
- Autism Speaks
- Birth Defect Research for Children
- Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
- Children's Environmental Health Network
- Collaborative on Health & the Environment
- DES Action USA
- Endometriosis Association
- Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition
- Safe Minds
- West Harlem Environmental Action
- Brochures & Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about how exposure to environmental agents may affect our health.
- Get Involved at NIH
A website of information about public activities and events, and opportunities to provide feedback to NIH.
- The Public Interest Liaison Group’s Contribution to the Future of Environmental Health Research (273KB)
Lisa M. Greenhill, from Goehl TJ, ed. 2005. Essays on The Future of Environmental Health Research: A Tribute to Dr. Kenneth Olden. Research Triangle Park, NC:Environmental Health Perspectives/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Ericka L. Reid, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Director, Office of Science Education & Diversity