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Your Environment. Your Health.

Community Outreach and Engagement

NIEHS/EPA Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers

Each center has a special team of researchers in their Community Outreach Translation Core (COTC) who translate research findings into information for affected communities, the general public, decision makers, and health care professionals. The COTC promotes multi-directional communication among the center and its stated target audiences on issues of prevention, environmental health literacy, and environmental public health. Additionally, each center has a designated physician scientist who helps ensure that research is translated into practical information for health care providers.

The COTCs apply community-engaged research and communications techniques to determine what methods and messages are most suitable for informing broad target audiences about the health risks associated with prenatal and childhood exposures to environmental toxicants.

Learn more about recent community outreach and engagement highlights from the centers below. Also, use hyperlinks in the table to visit each center's COTC website and to learn more about educational materials and tools they have created.

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Center Launches Social Impact Campaign and Video, “Know Better, Live Better”

Emory COTC launched a social impact campaign called “Know Better, Live Better” geared towards African American women.

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Center Launches Informational Webpages to Help Protect Children From Leukemia

UC Berkeley CIRCLE COTC members launched two webpages that use colorful infographics and relatable story-telling to share tips about protecting children from leukemia.

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Center Uses Creative Video Series to Describe Challenges in Environmental Health Policy

COTC members at the UCSF PEEC created a series of short videos featuring puppets as correspondents from 60 Minutes.

Center's Community Outreach & Translation Core Institution Center Community Outreach & Translation Lead Materials & Resources
Center for Children's Health, the Environment, the Microbiome, and Metabolomics (C-CHEM2) Emory University Maeve Howett, Ph.D. and Michele C. Kegler, Dr.P.H.
Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) University of California, Berkeley Mark Miller, M.D.
Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE) Northeastern University Phil Brown, Ph.D. and Carmen M. Vélez-Vega, Ph.D.
Center for the Study of Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment (CCAUE)  Johns Hopkins Cynthia Rand, Ph.D.
Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research at Dartmouth Dartmouth College Carolyn Murray, M.D.
Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH)  Columbia University David Evans, Ph.D.
Neurodevelopment and Improving Children’s Health following Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure (NICHES)  Duke University Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, Ph.D.
Children’s Environmental Health Research Center at Illinois  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Barbara Fiese, Ph.D.
Southern California Children’s Environmental Health Center University of Southern California Jill Johnston, Ph.D.
UC Berkeley/Stanford Children’s Environmental Health Center (CHAPS)  University of California, Berkeley Jennifer Mann, Ph.D.
UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention   University of California, Davis Robin Hansen, M.D.
UCSF Pregnancy Exposures to Environmental Chemicals (PEEC) Children’s Center  University of California, San Francisco Annemarie Charlesworth
University of Michigan Children’s Environmental Health Center  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Alison Miller, Ph.D.
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