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Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

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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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Quality Green Space Reduces Distress After Hurricanes

Spending time in green space perceived as high quality, like the natural environment or parks, can lower post-hurricane distress, according to a recent study that focused on Houston residents’ distress after Hurricane Harvey.

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Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series

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Engaging Youth in Research

August 16, 2021

This podcast explores the many benefits of engaging youth in environmental health research.

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Wildfire Smoke and Children’s Health

July 30, 2021

In this podcast, Stephanie Holm, M.D., Ph.D., discusses children's health risks from wildfire smoke exposure. She also offers advice to parents on how to keep kids safe during a wildfire event.

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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

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.

Case Study: A Civil Action - Lesson Plan (133KB)

In this short, culminating activity, students view an excerpt from the 1998 film A Civil Action, which is based on the 1996 non-fiction account of a water contamination case in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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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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Grantee Highlights

Elaine Symanski

Elaine Symanski, Ph.D.

Collaborating with Communities to Address Environmental Health Disparities

Elaine Symanski, Ph.D., of the Baylor College of Medicine, uses community-based research to understand and address health risks associated with exposure to air pollution.

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Upcoming Events

NIH-EPA Environmental Health Disparities Research Webinar Series

Sep
27
2021
Registration is now open
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Location: Webinar Start: Sep 27, 2021 3:00 p.m. End: Sep 27, 2021 4:30 p.m. Host: NIH-EPA Environmental Health Disparities Research Centers of Excellence Program
Description

This webinar series provides opportunities to examine and address environmental contributions to health disparities while focusing on the activities of the NIH-EPA Environmental Health Disparities Research Centers of Excellence. The series is open to anyone, including community partners, interested in learning more about environmental health disparities and strategies to reduce them. Future webinars will be held on October 25 and November 22, and topics for the fall will be announced later in the summer.

More Information: NIH-EPA Environmental Health Disparities Research Webinar Series

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Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date Sep 28 2021
Support for Research Excellence – First Independent Research Award (R16 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of the Support for Research Excellence – First Independent Research (SuRE-First) awards is to support research grants for faculty investigators who have not had prior independent external research grants. A SuRE-First applicant must identify a scientist based in the U.S. with expertise and an extramural funding record in the proposed field of research to serve as a mentor. SuRE-First-supported projects must have student participation in the execution, analysis, and reporting of the research. 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% 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.

Deadline: September 28, 2021

Application Due Date Oct 05 2021
Addressing Health Disparities Among Immigrant Populations Through Effective Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Supports research to design and implement effective interventions to enhance health advantages and reduce the health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations, particularly migrant workers, recent and first-generation immigrants. This announcement calls for multidisciplinary or multilevel research focusing on the design and implementation of effective interventions that will address immigrant-specific factors to reduce health disparities. A framework that demonstrates the multidomain, multilevel factors that may influence health disparities is available. A life-course perspective is encouraged with interventions focusing attention on transition points across the life span and associated risk and protective factors for immigrant populations. Projects should involve collaborations among relevant stakeholders in U.S. immigrant population groups, such as researchers, community organizations, health care providers, public health organizations, consumer advocacy groups, and faith-based organizations. Projects must focus on immigrants from one or more NIH-designated populations that experience health disparities in the U.S., which include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders).

Deadline: October 5, 2021

Application Due Date Oct 05 2021
Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Supports innovative research to understand factors uniquely associated with the immigration experience that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations, particularly migrant workers, recent and first-generation immigrants. This announcement calls for multidisciplinary research to address the specific underlying causes and mechanisms of health disparities and health advantages. A framework that demonstrates the multidomain, multilevel factors that may influence health disparities is available. Projects should involve collaborations among relevant stakeholders in U.S. immigrant population groups, such as researchers, community leaders and organizations, public health organizations, consumer advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, and health care providers. Projects must focus on immigrants from one or more NIH-designated populations that experience health disparities in the U.S., which include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders). 

Deadline: October 5, 2021 

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