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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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Community Engagement May Ensure Emergency Public Health Needs Are Met

Two research teams at the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus engaged with the local community to understand needs before and after various natural disasters and public health emergencies.

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Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series

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Community-based Participatory Research for Structural Change

September 27, 2023

In this episode, Mónica D. Ramírez-Andreotta, Ph.D., discusses how participatory research can generate change in the social, economic, and political structures that drive many environmental health disparities.

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The Exposome and Health (Part 2)

August 09, 2023

In our second episode exploring the exposome, we'll learn how incorporating community perspectives into the exposome definition could help researchers better understand the totality of lifetime exposures and improve human health.

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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) (303KB)
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

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.

Extreme Heat and Children's Health (University of Michigan) (1MB)

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.

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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

Kelly Pennell

Kelly Pennell, Ph.D.

From Pipes to People: Addressing Vapor Intrusion and Water Contamination
As a high schooler, Kelly Pennell, Ph.D., learned about a Nigerian environmental and human rights activist named Ken Saro-Wiwa, who railed against the oil industry for inflicting decades of pollution on Ogoni communities of the Niger Delta.
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Upcoming Events

American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo: Creating the Healthiest Nation — Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges

12 - 15
Registration is now open
Location: Atlanta, Georgia Start: Nov 12, 2023 10:00 a.m. End: Nov 15, 2023 4:00 p.m. Host: ISEE
This meeting will focus on building public health capacity and addressing health-related social and ethical challenges in the U.S. There will be sessions on children’s environmental health;community perspectives on PFAS contamination; building healthy and resilient communities; integrating measurement, mapping, and community narratives to alleviate environmental health stressors; environmental justice; and other topics related to environmental public health.
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Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date Oct 02 2023
Limited Competition: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIEHS is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) centers. SRP center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative (which includes research translation), data management and analysis, community engagement, research experience and training coordination, and research support functions. Collectively, the center's research projects (maximum of six) should represent a range of basic and applied research that contributes to the problem-based, solution-oriented goal of the center. Each center's central problem should be addressed by the contributions of these projects and each project should have the necessary biomedical and/or environmental science and/or engineering expertise to address the central problem. 

Deadline: October 2, 2023

Application Due Date Oct 02 2023
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp — Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Supports administrative supplements to recruit and support high school, undergraduate and graduate/clinical students, postbaccalaureate and post-master’s individuals, postdoctoral researchers (including health professionals), and eligible investigators. NIH encourages institutions to diversify their student, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty populations to enhance the participation of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences, such as individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented in the sciences; individuals with disabilities; individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds; and women from disadvantaged backgrounds. See the NIEHS workforce diversity supplements webpage for more information.

Deadlines: October 2, 2023; December 1, 2023; February 1, 2024

Application Due Date Oct 05 2023
Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

ReWARD funding will support research in areas related to the programmatic interests of NIEHS and ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility activities focused on enhancing diversity in the biomedical research enterprise within the U.S. and territories. This funding is intended for individuals with no current NIH research project grant funding at the time of the award. This announcement requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives as part of the application.

Deadlines: October 5, 2023; February 5, 2024

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