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Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

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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PEPH Newsletter Current Issue

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School Renovations Improve Indoor Air Quality and Support Children’s Health

NIEHS-funded researchers at Johns Hopkins University determined that indoor air quality in schools in Baltimore improved after school renovations.

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Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series

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NIEHS Program Empowers Women, Improves Health

May 17, 2022

In this episode, we'll hear from Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D., who directs the Women's Health Awareness program at NIEHS. She discusses how the program empowers women to take control of their health address environmental health challenges in their communities.

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Community-engaged Research Leads to Soil Cleanup

April 13, 2022

In this episode, we'll hear from Eri Saikawa, Ph.D., from Emory University and Rosario Hernandez, executive director of Historic Westside Gardens. They work with residents living in Atlanta's Westside community to test their soil for lead and other contaminants and raise awareness of children's health risks associated with exposure.

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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.

Firefighter Safety Alert

The University of Cincinnati collaborated with the Cincinnati Fire Department to conduct research related to exposure and health.

Healthy Communities

PFAS Exchange

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

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.

Building Equitable Partnerships for Environmental Justice – Curriculum (2MB)

This curriculum provides training on a variety of topics that provide the background and fundamentals necessary to have meaningful mutual-learning collaboration between researchers and community residents and organizations.

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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.

PEPH Webinars
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Grantee Highlights

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Karletta Chief, Ph.D.

Partnering with Tribal Communities to Protect Water from Pollution and Climate Change

Karletta Chief, Ph.D., a hydrologist at the University of Arizona, facilitates collaborations between Indigenous communities and researchers to build resilience and improve environmental health.

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Upcoming Events

Reimagining Science Communication in the COVID Era and Beyond: The Fifth National Academies Science Communication Colloquium

1 - 6
Registration is now open
Location: Washington, D.C.; Irvine, California; and virtual Start: Jun 1, 2022 11:00 a.m. End: Jun 6, 2022 4:00 p.m. Host: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Held June 1–2 and June 6, the sessions at this colloquium will focus on the latest evidence, insights, and approaches for addressing challenges facing science communication, including communication inequities, political polarization, uncertainty, and misinformation. Speakers and participants will generate new ideas and make connections to put these ideas into action. Specific session topics include lessons from COVID-19 for science communication; threats to civic dialog about science; diversity, equity, and inclusion in science communication; building partnerships between communities and science; and building capacity for connecting science with social institutions and diverse communities. The colloquium is open to researchers, communicators, community members, and leaders from the public and private sectors.
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Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date May 26 2022
Support for Research Excellence Award (R16 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) awards is to provide research grant support for faculty investigators who have prior experience in leading externally funded, independent research but are not currently funded by any NIH Research Project Grants with the exception of SuRE or SuRE-First awards. Awards are open to institutions that receive no more than $6 million per year from NIH Research Project Grants and additionally enroll at least 25 percent of undergraduate students supported by Pell grants or are an accredited medical/health professional school with a historical mission statement that explicitly states that it was founded to educate students from nationally underrepresented backgrounds.

Deadlines: May 26, 2022; May 26, 2023

Application Due Date Jun 05 2022
Accelerating the Pace of Child Health Research Using Existing Data From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (R01-clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Supports activities proposing to conduct analyses of existing ABCD Study data to accelerate the pace of research on child health and development, including: cross-sectional and/or longitudinal analyses; development of new or advanced statistical methods; and/or integration of ABCD data with other existing datasets that share common data elements. NIEHS is interested in applications that will use ABCD data resources to examine the contribution of environmental exposures on brain and development and to identify sensitive time windows of development that may confer individual susceptibility and also to identify protective factors that may mitigate environmental-induced changes. An R21 funding opportunity is also open.

Deadlines: June 5, 2022; October 5, 2022; February 5, 2023

Application Due Date Jun 05 2022
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emerging and Existing Issues of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Research Related to the Health and Well-being of Women, Children and Individuals With Physical And/Or Intellectual Disabilities

Provides an avenue for researchers to pursue funding to conduct research addressing emerging and existing COVID-related issues among pregnant and lactating people, infants, children and adolescents, and individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. NIEHS is interested in research focused on better understanding the role of environmental exposures on the multitude of factors surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to pregnancy, children and adolescent health and well-being, reproductive disorders, metabolic diseases, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other disease conditions. Applicants responding to this NOSI are strongly encouraged to describe plans for the rapid sharing of data and results as well as innovative data analytics approaches. The sharing of COVID-related data and resources and effective communication of results are a high priority of the NIH.

Deadline: June 5, 2022

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