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
Documentary Film Features Research and Advocacy for Domestic Worker Health and Safety
The NIEHS-funded Environmental Health Sciences Core Center at the University of California (UC) Davis released a documentary in January 2023 that describes workers’ quest to improve their health and safety within the household domestic service industry in California.Read Current Newsletter
Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series
Gas Stoves and Your HealthMarch 22, 2023
In this episode, we'll learn how pollutants released by gas stoves can harm health and the environment. Plus, learn ways to reduce indoor air pollutants and health risks associated with gas stoves.
Reducing Exposure to Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking WaterFebruary 22, 2023
In this episode, we'll learn about compounds in drinking water, called disinfection byproducts, that can harm health. We'll hear how researchers and community groups in rural Kentucky are working to reduce residents' exposure to these compounds.
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.
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.
Kevin Lane, Ph.D.Applying Spatial Analysis to Air Pollution Research
The Federal Climate Change and Cardiovascular Disease Collaborative’s Leading on Climate Resilience and Mitigation in Your Organization
American Hospital Association’s Conference: Accelerating Health Equity – Together on the Quest for Healthy EcosystemsRegistration is now open
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, North American Chapter Conference: Environmental Justice and Climate Connections
NIH Health Disparities Research Institute
Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Supports research in environmental health science in which an event has or will imminently occur that provides a limited window of opportunity to collect samples and data to support the assessment of exposures and human health impact. The goal of the program is to characterize initial exposures, collect human biological samples, or collect human health and exposure data in order to provide critical information to understand exposure-health outcome relationships, with the goal of providing data that will facilitate timely action to protect public health. The program also supports the use of innovative techniques (hazard identification, sensing and mitigation technologies) that are uniquely valuable for deployment at a time of disaster to inform our understanding of the human health impacts of the disaster.
Deadlines: April 3, 2023; June 1, 2023
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.
Deadline: April 5, 2023
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreements
EPA’s EJCPS Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to eligible organizations working on or planning to work on projects to address local environmental and/or public health issues in their communities. The program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, academia, etc.) to develop solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issues at the local level. Special consideration will be given to the following focus areas:
- Projects addressing climate change, disaster resiliency, and/or emergency preparedness.
- Projects conducting Health Impact Assessments.
- Projects located in and/or benefiting rural areas.
Deadline: April 10, 2023