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PEPH Webinars

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

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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.

Webinar Topic Date

From Mountaintop Mining to Coal Ash: Understanding Possible Health Implications

In this webinar, the presenters discussed their ongoing work to understand and communicate the potential health effects from mountaintop mining and coal ash.

Coal 12/12/2017

Wildfires & Human Health

This webinar covered how the environmental exposures associated with wildfires affect human health and discussed approaches being used to develop targeted risk communication about wildfires for a variety of audiences.

Wildfires 11/17/2017

Healthy Schools / Healthy Daycares

In this webinar, we heard from two experts who discussed critical environmental health issues in schools/daycares, the advances that have been made, and the opportunities for future work.

Children's Environmental Health 10/30/2017

Ethics & Citizen Science

In this webinar, we heard from two presenters who summarized some of the ethical, legal, and social implications of citizen science and who discussed what the opportunities are for moving forward.

Citizen Science 10/5/2017

Extreme Events, Environmental Health, and the Elderly

Among the factors affecting older populations are lifelong exposures to numerous potentially toxic chemicals; co-morbidities affecting health resilience and disease susceptibility; and social conditions such as poverty, isolation, acculturation, and English-language proficiency. This webinar focused on the effects of environmental and sociocultural factors on specific aging subpopulations, with a particular focus on the effects of extreme events.

Aging 09/15/2017

Community-Based Air Monitoring

With the advent of smaller, low-cost sensors, residents have become increasingly engaged in monitoring the air quality in their neighborhoods so as to understand and reduce potential health risks. This webinar highlighted two community-based air monitoring projects. The presenters discussed their approaches, the benefits of those approaches, and future opportunities.

Air Pollution 08/24/2017

STEM Education and Environmental Health

This webinar highlighted different approaches to working with teachers to engage students on environmental health topics. Two presentations focused on hands-on tools and resources that teachers can use in the classroom, and the third presentation described the value and impact of workshops that strengthen teachers' capacity to address environmental health with their students.

Education 07/26/2017

Windows of Susceptibility

This webinar focused on (1) the impact of exposure on the methylome and (2) normal breast tissue biomarkers of environmental exposure.

Windows of Susceptibility 03/08/2017

Neurodevelopment and Children's Environmental Health

NIEHS supports a robust research program looking at environmental contributions to brain health in children. This webinar focused on current research findings and their relevance to environmental public health.

Children's Health 10/14/2016

Green Spaces and Health

This webinar discussed recent research showing that higher levels of green vegetation are associated with decreased mortality and that neighborhood greenery decreases aggressive behavior in adolescents.

Green Spaces 09/26/2016

Climate Change and Health

This webinar featured a discussion by climate change experts on new tools and approaches for enhancing both individual and community resilience.

Climate Change 06/30/2016

The Complexity of Communicating Risk in the Context of Fish Consumption

This webinar highlighted three researchers who are exploring the challenge of communicating risk about eating fish from waters known to contain high levels of pollutants while simultaneously conveying the benefits of fish consumption for human health.

Communication 06/16/2016

Urban Gardening

The speakers in this webinar highlighted some of the possible environmental exposures facing urban gardeners and outlined steps for reducing or preventing those exposures.

Urban Gardening 05/26/2016

Healthy Homes

In this webinar, we heard from three groups that have been working on healthy homes issues for over a decade as part of their efforts within NIEHS-funded Centers programs.

Healthy Homes 02/04/2016

Meet the Editors

In this webinar, three journal editors presented some general ideas about what it takes to get an article published, styles and formats appropriate for environmental public health, and the possibility of special issues and supplements.

Communication 12/14/2015

Grants Management for Community Organizations

This webinar provided some tips and guidance for community organizations trying to navigate the policies and regulations related to NIEHS grants.

Grants Management 10/23/2015

Tribal Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Its Value for Environmental Health Sciences

This webinar included an overview of TEK, as well as presentations about (a) how it is used to understand the relationship between toxic exposures, health, and the environment in the Arctic and (b) the development of Indigenous Health Indicators that reflect a holistic view of health held by tribal communities.

Tribal Ecological Knowledge 06/22/2015

Diet, Nutrition, and Environmental Public Health

This webinar featured two researchers who have been examining the interplay between diet and environmental exposures and how that may influence health outcomes.

Nutrition 05/28/2015

Citizen Science

This webinar included presentations on examples of how citizen science is successfully incorporated into research and resources available to conduct citizen science projects.

Citizen Science 03/24/2015

Risk Communication: Addressing the Needs of Your Community

This webinar features two investigators from the NIEHS-funded Deepwater Horizon Research Consortium who have developed communication approaches for at-risk populations in the context of disaster events. They discussed approaches for building trust and respect with research partners, creating culturally sensitive communications, and delivering actionable risk messages to individuals and communities.

Community Engagement 03/20/2015

Public Health Disaster Research Response

This webinar discussed the current Public Health Disaster Research Response (DR2) and Science Preparedness efforts to help respond to the need for timely research during emergencies.

Emergency Response 09/19/2014

Environmental Health Literacy: The Evolution of a New Field

This webinar featured two recognized experts who highlighted the relationship between health literacy and improved health outcomes, as well as how other fields contribute to environmental health literacy research.

Community Engagement 06/24/2014

Microbes, the Environment, and You

This webinar featured talks from two researchers who are using model systems to investigate how the microbiome responds to environmental exposures, as well as its relationship to environmentally induced disease states.

The Microbiome 05/21/2014

The Costs and Benefits of Preventing Lead Exposure: Putting Economics into the Picture

This webinar reviewed the socioeconomic costs of lead exposure and identified an economically viable lead-abatement strategy at the community level.

Lead Exposure 05/07/2014

Assessing Population Vulnerability to Health Impacts of Climate Change

This webinar discussed how health risks from climate change differ, based on demographic and socioeconomic variables.

Climate Change 04/25/2014

Residents, Responders, and Resilience

This webinar discussed various facets of resilience, including the interaction of individual and community resilience, the role of longstanding socioeconomic disparities, and the importance of networking and capacity building.

Community Engagement 02/25/2014

Alternative Models in Environmental Health Research: Improving Science and Reducing, Refining, or Replacing Animal Testing

This webinar highlighted some examples of the use of these alternative models in environmental health research.

Research Methods 01/23/2014

For information regarding PEPH webinars held prior to January 2014, please see the “Past Events” section of the Events page.

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