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.Learn more about PEPH
PEPH Newsletter Current Issue
App Provides Culturally Tailored Fish Consumption Guidelines to Anishinaabe
A phone app for reducing exposure to harmful contaminants from fish consumption was developed for the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe and associated Great Lakes tribes).Read Current Newsletter
Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series
Food Security, Nutrition, and Indigenous Health in the ArcticNovember 14, 2022
In this episode, Sappho Gilbert, a doctoral candidate at Yale University School of Public Health, discusses her NIEHS-funded project to better understand how climate change and other environmental factors are altering food security and nutrition among Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic.
Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Children’s HealthOctober 12, 2022
In this episode, Kari Nadeau, M.D., Ph.D., talks about how climate change and air pollution affect children's health. She also discusses what health care professionals, policy makers, and parents can do to better protect kids from climate change- and air-pollution-related health impacts.
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.
Answers to our most frequently asked questions about asthma and allergies.
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.
The most effective method for removing lead dust combines vacuuming and wet wiping.
Popular graphics, thematic graphics and graphics related to research studies and projects available from the Environmental Health Centers based at USC.
An online resource center about PFAS contaminants in drinking water—helping communities understand their exposures and take action to protect their health.
This document synthesizes existing science communication literature with insight from decision maker interviews to offer guidelines for translating and sharing environmental health research.
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.
Safety and Health Training for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Western U.S. – Session 1
The webcast is scheduled for
December 7, 2022 • 2:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Safety and Health Training With Tribal Partners
In this webinar the presenters will describe hazardous waste training, hazmat transport training, and emergency response training, specifically in underserved and remote tribal communities with particular focus on the Western Region Universities Consortium partnership and collaboration with Zender Environmental and their Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training program.
Kevin Riley, Ph.D.
Mike Dunn, Ph.D.
Lynn Zender, Ph.D.
Andrij Holian, Ph.D.Uncovering Mechanisms of Lung Injury to Improve Public Health
NIEHS Logic Model and Metrics Training
NIEHS Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting: System Approaches for Innovative and Inclusive Environmental Health Solutions
14 - 16
Invites applications to participate as a Research Center as part of the Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to generate innovative approaches to address preventable maternal mortality, decrease severe maternal morbidity, and promote maternal health equity in partnership with communities that are most affected (i.e., Blacks/African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations). Persons with disabilities are also a priority population. This initiative will use an integrated multi-level approach encompassing structural, social, and biobehavioral research strategies to address the multiple contributing factors that lead to adverse maternal health outcomes and health disparities. Proposed research can address maternal health in the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, or postpartum period, provided that the research outcomes directly address severe maternal morbidity and/or maternal mortality and equitable health care. This funding opportunity announcement runs in parallel with companion announcements that seek applications for an Implementation Science Hub/Resource Center (RFA-HD-23-037) and a Data Innovation and Coordinating Hub/Resource Center (RFA-HD-23-036). It is expected that all components of the Centers of Excellence, Research Centers, and Hubs, work collaboratively to design and implement research projects, including data collection and data sharing.
Letter of Intent Due Date: November 2, 2022
Deadline: December 5, 2022
PHS 2022-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Enables U.S.-owned-and-operated small businesses to conduct research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization. This award and the associated PHS 2022-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH and CDC for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required) provide funds for small businesses to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector and strengthen the role of small business in meeting federal research and development needs. The related Small Business Technology Transfer announcements [PHS 2022-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and PHS 2022-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Required)] aim to foster technology transfer through cooperative research and development between small businesses and research institutions.
Deadlines: January 5, 2023; April 5, 2023
There are two funding announcements under the ComPASS program: 1) Community-led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative (OT2); and 2) ) Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for ComPASS Coordination Center (U24 – Clinical Trial Optional). The ComPASS program aims to accelerate the science of health disparities and advance health equity research.
The Community-led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative (OT2) invites applications from community organizations to work in collaboration with their research partners to develop, implement, assess, disseminate, and sustain a community-led health equity structural intervention. The intervention initiative has three phases. It starts with a two-year phase (Phase I) for planning, development, piloting (as appropriate), and building partnerships. It will be followed by a six-year intervention implementation phase (Phase II) and will conclude with a two-year phase (Phase III) for assessment, dissemination, and sustainability efforts. Receipt of an award for Phase I does not guarantee a recipient’s continuation to Phase II or Phase III of the ComPASS Program.
Office Hours: November 8, 2022. The ComPASS program team is hosting Zoom-based office hours for anyone planning to submit a Letter of Intent. Pre-registration is required. Attendees can submit questions prior to the session on the registration form or by emailing CFComPASS@od.nih.gov.
Full Application: The ComPASS team will review the letters of intent and invite select groups to submit a full application.
The ComPASS Coordination Center (CC) will provide administration, coordination, data, and research capacity-building and training support to the ComPASS consortium. The consortium includes both community-led, health equity structural intervention projects that intervene on structural factors that create and perpetuate health inequities and health equity research hubs to provide localized technical assistance to the projects. A single coordination center will be funded as an integral part of the ComPASS Program.
Letter of Intent Due Date: November 18, 2022
Deadline: January 23, 2023