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
Navajo Philosophies and Worldviews Shape Focus Groups on the Impacts of a Mine Spill
NIEHS-funded researchers and Navajo (Diné) community partners incorporated Indigenous philosophies and worldviews into the development of focus groups to examine the effects of an environmental disaster on the Navajo Nation.Read Current Newsletter
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Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series
Parkinson’s Disease, Pesticides, and the Gut MicrobiomeDecember 16, 2021
In this episode, Beate Ritz, M.D., Ph.D., talks about how the environment, gut microbiome, and brain interact to influence the development and progression of Parkinson's disease.
Environmental Justice: The Past, Present, and Future of the MovementNovember 23, 2021
In this episode, Robert Bullard, Ph.D., often referred to as the father of environmental justice, shares his knowledge and insights from more than 40 years as a leading voice in the field. He also talks about the future of the environmental justice movement.
Healthy FamiliesA 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.
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.
Healthy SpacesCleaning Up Take-Home Lead Dust in Your Home and Car
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.
The University of Cincinnati collaborated with the Cincinnati Fire Department to conduct research related to exposure and health.
Healthy CommunitiesBest 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.
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.
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.
Community Health Workers: Building Cultural Bridges to Address Environmental Public Health
The webcast is scheduled for
January 27, 2022 • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Topic: Community Health
In this webinar we will hear two co-presentations about NIEHS-funded projects where academics are partnering with community health workers to address local environmental health issues.
Jill Johnston, Ph.D.
Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D.
Christine Marie George, Ph.D.Using Participatory Interventions to Engage Communities and Improve Water Quality and Health
Christine Marie George, Ph.D., is committed to improving water quality and health in disadvantaged communities. Today, as an epidemiologist and environmental engineer at Johns Hopkins University, she continues her work engaging communities, and uses participatory interventions to reduce exposures to environmental exposures such as arsenic in drinking water.
PEPH encourages its grantees to share information on environmental public health topics via meetings, workshops, and webinars. Look below for a list of PEPH and non-PEPH events, both current and archived.
Supports research highlighting the impact of sex and/or gender influences in human health and illness. The proposed research must address at least one objective from the five strategic goals of the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research. A broad range of research topics studied at the basic, pre-clinical, translational, and clinical levels that address the role of sex and/or gender in health and disease are encouraged. Studies that explore sex or gender influences or the intersection of sex and gender are also encouraged.
Deadlines: January 26, 2022; January 26, 2023
Supports summer research experiences in the environmental health sciences for high school students, college undergraduates, master’s degree candidates, medical students, secondary school science teachers, and science professors from community, junior, or technical colleges, as well as primarily undergraduate institutions. These supplements are intended to introduce students and teachers to research in the environmental health sciences that would not otherwise be available to them through their regular course of study.
Deadline: January 31, 2022
Supports projects highlighting common sources of disparities in women and girls’ health with a specific emphasis on those that integrate measures beyond the individual level and consider perspectives from multiple disciplines. A broad range of research topics studied at the preclinical, clinical, behavioral, and translational levels are encouraged. Proposals incorporating multilevel interventions, using community-engaged approaches, and focusing on one or more NIH-designated health disparities populations are also desired.
Deadline: January 31, 2022