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
New Environmental Justice Index Characterizes Toxic Metals in North Carolina Wells
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) adapted an existing environmental justice index to characterize toxic metals from North Carolina drinking water wells.Read Current Newsletter
Podcast: Environmental Health Chat Podcast Series
Combining Technology and Training to Protect Workers’ HealthJanuary 06, 2023
In this episode, we'll learn how two NIEHS grantees are turning to technology to enhance health and safety training for hazardous materials workers.
Food Security, Nutrition, and Indigenous Health in the ArcticNovember 14, 2022
In this episode, Sappho Gilbert, a doctoral candidate at Yale University School of Public Health, discusses her NIEHS-funded project to better understand how climate change and other environmental factors are altering food security and nutrition among Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic.
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.
Joseph Hamm, Ph.D.Fostering Trust-Building to Promote Environmental Health
The Federal Climate Change and Cardiovascular Disease Collaborative’s Interventions to Address Particle Pollution and Heart Disease
Accelerating the Pace of Child Health Research Using Existing Data From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Supports activities proposing to conduct analyses of existing ABCD Study data to accelerate the pace of research on child health and development, including: cross-sectional and/or longitudinal analyses; development of new or advanced statistical methods; and/or integration of ABCD data with other existing datasets that share common data elements. NIEHS is interested in applications that will use ABCD data resources to examine the contribution of environmental exposures on brain and development, identify sensitive time windows of development that may confer individual susceptibility, and identify protective factors that may mitigate environmental-induced changes. An R21 funding opportunity is also open.
Deadline: February 5, 2023
Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Strengthens and advances NIEHS’ commitment to community-engaged research projects that respond to the identified needs of community groups and make research actionable. This award will also expand the scope and reach of projects supported through the Research to Action program, a critical part of the PEPH network. The main objectives of this program are to 1) promote community engagement in environmental health research, 2) support multi-disciplinary research to collect and characterize information about environmental health concerns of significance to a community, and 3) stimulate research translation and dissemination to community members, public health professionals, and/or policymakers to inform action that will ultimately promote the reduction of exposure(s) and reduce the health impact from environmental stressors. To meet these stated objectives, applicants must propose community-engaged research projects that incorporate all three elements: community engagement, research, and public health action. A fourth optional element is an evaluation. See the funding announcement for descriptions of these elements.
Deadlines: February 5, 2023; June 5, 2023
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Research and Capacity Building Efforts Related to Bioethical Issues (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
Supports 1) research on bioethical issues to develop or support the development of an evidence base that may inform future policy directions, and/or 2) certain efforts to develop or augment bioethics research capacity. Applicants may propose to supplement parent awards focused on bioethics or to address a component related to bioethics in a biomedical and/or health-related behavioral research study. Specific areas of interest include digital health and/or real-world data, participant engagement, return of research results, and data sharing. NIEHS is interested in applications that advance the bioethics evidence base and/or support bioethics research capacity building and are within the scope of its 2018-2023 Strategic Plan.
Deadline: February 17, 2023