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Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Workshop #1 - Environmental Health Communication: Methods, Research, and Training

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health

July 15, 2011
, Maryland

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Meeting Description:

The Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) program at the (NIEHS) is an umbrella program that brings together scientists, community members, educators, health care providers, public health officials, and policy makers in the shared goal of advancing the impact of environmental public health research at local, regional, and national levels. By fostering local, regional, and national partnerships between and among community residents/organizations, researchers, and other stakeholders in the research process, vital information about the linkages between exposures and disease can be discovered and used to promote health and reduce the risk of disease across the populations at highest risk.

Communication and capacity building are central components to the PEPH Program. Within PEPH, grantees have developed many different communication approaches and materials, as well as a variety of training strategies to build the capacity of researchers, community groups, educators and health care professionals to communicate environmental health messages more effectively. In the spirit of PEPH with its goal of breaking down programmatic silos and fostering interactions across grant-based programs, the purpose of this meeting is to provide a venue for PEPH grantees and partners to have small group discussions on and learn about common strategies used to build the capacity of researchers, community groups, educators and health care professionals.


  1. Increase awareness of training strategies and materials used to build the capacity of researchers, community groups, educators and health care professionals
  2. Highlight successful elements of strategies and materials
  3. Promote interactions among grantees from across different grant programs
  4. Identify gaps and opportunities in capacity building that could be written up in a white paper


Registration has closed, for late registration please contact Justin Crane .


Meeting Agenda (172KB)

Meeting Sponsors:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Hotel Accommodations/Transportation:

For the convenience of meeting participants, we have secured a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda with a negotiated group rate of $157 per night plus tax (single/double occupancy). The Hyatt Regency Bethesda sits atop the Bethesda Metro Station, one stop away from the Medical Center Metro stop that is near the Natcher Conference Center on the Red Line. For more information about the metro please refer to the . It is approximately one mile from NIH main campus. For information on hotel location, directions, and ground transportation from area airports, please visit the hotel website .

We strongly encourage taking the Metro to the Natcher Conference Center (building 45 on the Map ). There are very few visitor parking spaces at NIH. There is a three-hour limit on visitor parking spaces, and ticketing is enforced and irreversible. The Natcher Conference Center is a 5-minute walk from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. The Natcher Building is located on Center Drive directly behind the Medical Center Stop. For additional information please refer to the Natcher Center website and the NIH Visitor Information website.

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