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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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Quickly Reporting Back Water Testing Results After a Wildfire

Communicating environmental health information quickly after a disaster is critical and allows residents to take protective actions against harmful environmental exposures.

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Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series

George Bullerjahn, Ph.D., along with crew, collecting water samples while inside a boat

Community Science Aids Harmful Algal Blooms Research

July 13, 2022

In this episode, George Bullerjahn, Ph.D., discusses a community science program in which charter boat captains and the U.S. Coast Guard work with researchers to collect water samples from Lake Erie. These samples provide NIEHS-funded researchers the robust data they need to monitor, predict, and mitigate harmful algal blooms.

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Redlining Still Affects Health Today

June 15, 2022

In this episode, we'll hear from Rachel Morello-Frosch, Ph.D., who discusses how historical policies have shaped disparities in health and environmental exposures today.

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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.

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

Molly Kile

Molly Kile, Sc.D.

Conducting Community Participatory Research Across Continents
Molly Kile, Sc.D., resolutely uncovers threats to populations most vulnerable from environmental exposures, including children and families living in areas with limited resources.
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Upcoming Events

Columbia University’s Environmental Justice Boot Camp: Theory and Methods to Study Environmental Health Disparities

15 - 16
Registration is now open
Location: Webinar Start: Aug 15, 2022 10:00 a.m. End: Aug 16, 2022 5:00 p.m. Host: Columbia University
This course focuses on key concepts, exposure assessment techniques, epidemiological methods, community engagement approaches, health policy applications, and statistical methods for conducting solution-driven environmental justice research. Registration is available. This course is part of a summer series that consists of short courses to teach in-demand research skills and methods. Other topics include climate change and health, the exposome, and environmental mixtures.
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Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date Aug 16 2022
SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns that propose to further the development of technology-enhanced training products for the health and safety training of: hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers; waste treatment personnel; skilled support personnel associated with an emergency/disaster; emergency responders in biological hazard response, infectious disease response, and medical waste cleanup; emergency responders in disasters; and worker resiliency training. Technology-enhanced training products as defined by the Worker Training Program include, but are not limited to, online training, mobile device training, virtual reality, and serious gaming. These advanced technologies complement all phases of training from development to evaluation and can enhance, supplement, improve, and provide health and safety training for hazardous materials workers.

Deadline: August 16, 2022

Application Due Date Aug 25 2022
Research Coordinating Center to Support Climate Change and Health Community of Practice (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Solicits applications from eligible institutions to develop a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) to support the development of an NIH climate change and health (CCH) community of practice by managing and supporting current and future climate change and health research and capacity building efforts. The RCC will create a robust, inclusive CCH community of practice that fosters collaboration, capacity building, innovation and research that aligns with the NIH CCH initiative. The RCC will offer opportunities for collaboration between multiple disciplines required to conduct solutions-driven research on the health impacts of climate change. Additionally, the RCC seeks to promote inclusion of scientists from diverse backgrounds, including scientists from nationally underrepresented groups (see Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and other Minority Serving Institutions in the community of practice. Comprehensive initiative coordination, including supporting services such as data and project management, will be part of the RCC efforts.

Deadline: August 25, 2022

Letter of Intent: July 25, 2022

Application Due Date Sep 05 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: September 5, 2022; January 5, 2023; April 5, 2023

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