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Bridging the Knowledge-to-Action Gap through Community-Engaged Research
Nutmeg production workers recovering after a devastating hurricane in Grenada and health ministry staff fighting Ebola in Liberia have very different concerns to address.

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Childhood Blood Lead Levels Linked to ADHD Symptoms
Blood lead levels are associated with hyperactive and impulsive behaviors, two symptoms of attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent NIEHS-funded collaborative study of children in Mexico.

Voices from the Field: Using Photovoice to Explore Impacts of Climate Change on Mental Health in Nepal
This month, Megan Avakian sat down with Libby King MacFarlane to discuss her research on how climate change affects mental health in vulnerable populations in Nepal.

Getting Personal, Getting Real: Health in the Teaching of Climate & Earth Science
Dr. John Balbus, HHS Principal to the US Global Change Research Program and chair of the American Meteorological Society’s Board on Environmental Health was the presenter for the NOAA Climate Steward Education Project (CSEP) webinar held in February.

Sustainable Development Goals: Hopes and Challenges
NIEHS, in partnership with The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), India, and TARU Leading Edge, hosted its first webinar as part of its Understanding Climate And Health Associations in India (UCHAI) initiative. The webinar was held on Dec 8 and featured expert speakers from the United Kingdom and India.   

Upcoming Events

Global Health and Innovation Conference
April 16-17
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries.

Dioxin 2016: 36th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants
August 28- September 2
Dioxin 2016 will be held on the 40th Anniversary of the “Seveso” accident (July 10th, 1976) which so heavily spread anger and risks on a civil population and determined, for the first time ever in the world,  a deep revision of relationships between humans, industry and environment. It has been said that there is a “before Seveso and after Seveso” perception of risks and promulgation of laws committed to better respect “Nature”. Very recently, in Paris, the whole  world agreed to increase this commitment.

28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2016)

September 1-4

The Department of Epidemiology Lazio Regional Health Service – ASL Roma 1 – and the Italian Epidemiological Association are pleased to announce the 28th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.