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Your Environment. Your Health.

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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PEPH Newsletter Current Issue

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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.

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Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series

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Parkinson’s Disease, Pesticides, and the Gut Microbiome

December 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.

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Environmental Justice: The Past, Present, and Future of the Movement

November 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.

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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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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

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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.

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Sandra Serrano
Jill Johnston
Jill Johnston, Ph.D.
Mitchel Rosen
Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D.
Maiber Solarte
Maiber Solarte

Grantee Highlights

Christine Marie George, 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.

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Upcoming Events

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.

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Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date Jan 26 2022
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex And/Or Gender Influences (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

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

Application Due Date Jan 31 2022
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers

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

Application Due Date Jan 31 2022
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

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

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