Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

PEPH is a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level.

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Library Program Lends Radon Detectors to Rural Residents

Researchers from the University of Kentucky designed a radon-testing intervention with public library staff, citizen scientists, and community members.

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Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series

Heat Stress and Worker Health

June 14, 2024
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In this episode, Kevin Riley, Ph.D., talks about the health risks of working in extreme heat and highlights tools employers and workers can use to prevent heat-related illness in the workplace.

Artificial Turf and Your Health

May 20, 2024
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In this episode, NIEHS-funded researcher Homero Harari, Sc.D., talks about the potential health and safety concerns of playing on artificial turf.

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PEPH Resources

Healthy Families

A Story of Health - A Multi-Media E-Book

eBook grounds the science of health in stories of fictional people, their families, and communities to enable readers to explore the risk factors for disease as well as how to prevent disease and promote health and resilience.

Asthma & Allergies Fact Sheet

Answers to our most frequently asked questions about asthma and allergies.

Childhood Leukemia and the Environment

The Western States PEHSU has an ongoing collaboration with the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) Community Outreach and Translation Core, working to educate clinicians and the public about environmental toxicants that increase the risk of childhood leukemia and other childhood diseases.

Healthy Spaces

Cleaning Up Take-home Lead Dust in Your Home and Car

The most effective method for removing lead dust combines vacuuming and wet wiping.

Environmental Health Infographics

Popular graphics, thematic graphics and graphics related to research studies and projects available from the Environmental Health Centers based at USC.

Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Exposure (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas with no odor, taste or smell. It can harm the health of anyone, even healthy people, by traveling through the bloodstream to the heart, lungs, and brain.

Healthy Communities

Best Practices: Sharing Environmental Health Research

This document synthesizes existing science communication literature with insight from decision maker interviews to offer guidelines for translating and sharing environmental health research.

Extreme Heat and Children's Health (University of Michigan)

Temperatures are rising across the globe. As a result, extreme heat events are more common and expected to increase over the next century. Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90°F for at least two day.

PFAS Exchange

An online resource center about PFAS contaminants in drinking water—helping communities understand their exposures and take action to protect their health.

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Webinars

PEPH established its webinar series to promote interactions among grantees, increase awareness of common issues and approaches, and facilitate consideration of emerging concerns. While the primary audience is grantees within the PEPH network, anyone interested in environmental public health is welcome to participate.

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Upcoming Events

Columbia Climate School: Extreme Heat Workshop

Jul
10 - 12
2024
Registration is now open
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Location: Start: July 10, 2024 12:00 pm End: July 12, 2024 9:00 pm Host:
Description
Climate scientists, engineers, impact researchers, social scientists, and other public and private stakeholders will discuss emerging risks from extreme heat. Participants will assess the state of knowledge on heat hazards, identify community needs and research gaps, and discuss how to build societal resilience to extreme heat. This workshop is hosted by the Columbia Climate School and receives funding from both the National Science Foundation and Columbia Climate Center.
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Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date Jan 05 2024
PHS 2023-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH and CDC for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required)

Invites eligible United States small business concerns to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I, Phase II, Direct to Phase II (NIH only), Fast-Track (NIH only), and Phase IIB (NIH only) grant applications. The PHS 2023 -2 SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics for NIH, CDC, and FDA represent scientific program areas that may be of interest to applicant small businesses in the development of projects that have potential for commercialization. Small business concerns that have the research capabilities and technological expertise to contribute to the research and development mission(s) of the NIH and CDC awarding components identified in this funding opportunity are encouraged to submit SBIR grant applications in these areas. A related SBIR funding opportunity is available without a clinical trial requirement: PHS 2023-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Related funding opportunities are available for small business applicants interested in submitting small business technology transfer (STTR) applications: PHS 2023-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and PHS 2023-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Required).

Deadlines: January 5, 2024; April 5, 2024

Application Due Date Jan 05 2024
SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program Technical Assistance and Late Stage Development (SB1, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Encourages applications from small business concerns to the newly re-authorized Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) program. The funding opportunity aims to facilitate the transition of previously or currently funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II and Phase IIB projects to the commercialization stage by providing additional support for technical assistance and later stage research and development not typically supported through Phase II or Phase IIB grants or contracts. This may include independent replication of key studies, Investigational New Drug-enabling studies, clinical studies, manufacturing costs, regulatory assistance, or a combination of services. Although a significant amount of the work in a CRP award may be subcontracted to other institutions, the small business concern is expected to maintain oversight and management of research and development throughout the award.

Deadlines: January 5, 2024; April 5, 2024

Application Due Date Jan 30 2024
HHS Environmental Justice Community Innovator Challenge

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Office of Minority Health are seeking community-led strategies and tools to address health disparities in communities disproportionately impacted by environmental risks and hazards including those related to climate change, and the cumulative impacts of other stressors. This Challenge seeks to support to community-based and Tribal organizations in areas including, but not limited to: development or implementation community-driven strategies to address health disparities; effective partnerships between community-based or Tribal organizations and other civil organizations, such as faith-based, healthcare and public health and educational organizations, to address environmental and climate change-related hazards and support community resilience; and innovative approaches to building capacity in community-based or Tribal organizations on project planning, needs assessment, budgeting, engagement with community members, and grant application writing, to address environmental and climate change-related hazards as drivers of health disparities. The competition has two phases. All eligible submissions will be evaluated, and separate prizes will be awarded for each of the two phases. The first phase is currently open for submissions.

Deadline: January 30, 2024

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