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Your Environment. Your Health.

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

Social Stress and Susceptibility

This webinar will focus on the intersection of social stressors and environmental exposures.

Social Stress, Susceptibility 01/30/2023

Safety & Health Training for American Indians & Alaska Natives in the Western U.S. – Session Two

In this webinar, we will hear from two NIEHS Worker Training Program grantees who are providing health and safety training to Native American Tribes. The first presentation will be given by Alabama Fire College and the Saint Regis Mohawks. The second presentation will be given by the United Steelworkers – Tony Mazzocchi Center.

Safety and Health Training with Tribal Partners 01/10/2023

Safety and Health Training for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Western U.S. – Session 1

In this webinar the presenters will describe hazardous waste training, hazmat transport training, and emergency response training, specifically in underserved and remote tribal communities with particular focus on the Western Region Universities Consortium partnership and collaboration with Zender Environmental and their Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training program.

Safety and Health Training With Tribal Partners 12/07/2022

Plastic and Human Health

In this webinar the presenters will discuss examples of the methods and tools they developed to support community engagement in field sampling and preliminary results dissemination as they relate to intervention strategies to reduce plastic waste burning, and exposure assessment to pollutants from burning plastics.

Plastics, Health, Community Engagement 07/12/2022

Promoting Environmental and Occupational Public Health through Language Justice

In this webinar our presenters will describe why and how language should be considered in the context of racial and social justice. They will also identify the challenges, benefits, and opportunities for community-engaged research projects and programs.

Language Justice 03/02/2022

Community Health Workers: Building Cultural Bridges to Address Environmental Public 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.

Community Health 01/27/2022

Wastewater Surveillance - Monitoring COVID-19 to Protect Public Health

This webinar brings together NIEHS-supported researchers working with university campuses, tribal nations, and Appalachian communities, to discuss their unique research perspectives and experiences with wastewater surveillance for monitoring COVID-19. We will also hear from the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch Head of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, who will describe the North Carolina Wastewater Monitoring program.

Wastewater, Monitoring, Public Health 12/03/2021

Community Engagement at a Distance: Maintaining Trusting Partnerships

In this webinar, we will hear from three community-engaged research projects that have been devising strategies to sustain their community partnerships during the pandemic.

Community Engagement 10/29/2020

Community Engagement at a Distance: An Informal Education Perspective

In this webinar, we heard from three community engagement teams that have been adapting their hands-on classroom activities for the virtual classroom. The presenters discussed strategies and outcomes of their physically distant education efforts.

Community Engagement 09/29/2020

Working with Communities to Understand and Address PFAS Exposures

In this webinar, we heard from three experts who have been examining PFAS and working with communities to address their concerns. They addressed our current knowledge, highlighted accomplishments, discussed the importance of working with communities, and noted research and communication opportunities.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) 03/25/2020

Citizen Science Programs at the Centers for Oceans and Human Health

The NIEHS and the National Science Foundation have created the Oceans and Human Health (OHH) program, which emphasizes research on harmful algal blooms (HABs), infectious microbes (Vibrio bacteria), and contaminants of emerging concern such as microplastics. To foster community involvement and participation, each of the four OHH Centers has a Community Engagement Core that works with Center researchers to communicate research findings more effectively and to engage community groups, resource managers, other stakeholders, and the public. This webinar discussed several ongoing citizen science programs at the Great Lakes and South Carolina Centers that involve community members as learners and practitioners of OHH research.

Citizen Science, Oceans and Human Health 02/25/2020

Nutrition to Counteract the Harmful Effects of Environmental Exposures

In this webinar, we heard from three investigators examining the complex interplay between nutrition, environmental exposures, and health. One presenter highlighted her research on prenatal antioxidant intake, maternal social stress, and child health outcomes. Another presenter described her work on omega-3 fatty acids, indoor air, and childhood asthma. The third presenter focused on older adult perceptions about the protective effects of nutrition and her work to increase environmental health literacy to promote behavior change.

Nutrition 07/26/2019

A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Environmental Health Fellow

In this webinar, we heard two Pediatric Environmental Health Fellows talk about learning a new discipline, managing research, and maintaining clinical practice. We also heard from fellowship directors about the valuable contributions of these health professionals to the advancement of pediatric environmental health.

Children's Environmental Health 06/27/2019

Using Ethnographies and Oral Histories to Address Environmental Public Health Issues

In this webinar, we heard from two projects that are working with their community partners to collect oral histories about historical environmental exposures and their lived experience. The teams are analyzing the stories to better understand the complexities of how people perceive environmental risks and to inform public health action.

Community Engagement 05/22/2019

Understanding and Communicating Environmental Risk Factors Related to Autism

In this webinar, we heard about the state of the science in autism and challenges scientists face in communicating risk and emerging findings. We also heard about research examining maternal risk factors for autism, such as diabetes and other conditions relevant to women's health.

Autism 04/24/2019

Citizen Science: Using Community-Driven Approaches to Address Environmental Health Disparities

In this webinar, presenters described how citizen science approaches are being used to address environmental health disparities. They touched upon the benefits, challenges, and promises of this approach.

Citizen Science, Environmental Health Disparities 03/27/2019

Culturally Appropriate Communications in Environmental Health Sciences Research

This webinar explored how two investigators have implemented culturally appropriate communications in their studies of environmental risks among Latino cleaning staff and Native American women.

Communication 02/15/2019

Engaging Health Professionals in Environmental Public Health

This webinar focused on the importance of working with health professionals to build their environmental health literacy and to address environmental health issues.

Environmental Health Literacy 12/07/2018

E-Waste and Environmental Health

In this webinar, we heard presentations about NIEHS-funded work at two e-waste sites, one in Guiyu, China and another in Accra, Ghana.

E-Waste 11/09/2018

Meeting Target Audiences No Matter Where They Are: Strategies for Effective Use of Social Media for Public Health Communication

This webinar focused on the value of social media for community outreach and translation of children's environmental health content.

Communication, Children's Environmental Health 10/12/2018

Air Sensor Stories

This webinar discussed how workshop materials were developed by a collaboration between four NIEHS-supported community engagement cores and pilot tested with diverse community partners. The webinar included a brief overview of the materials themselves and guidelines for how they may be adapted for use with diverse audiences.

Air Pollution 09/24/2018

Engaging Youth in Environmental Public Health

This webinar featured two projects that work with youth to address real-world environmental health issues. Participants heard from both the academic partners and some of the youth participants, who shared the benefits and challenges of these projects.

Environmental Education 09/07/2018

Translational Research Framework

This webinar explained the NIEHS's new Translational Research Framework, discussed the potential benefits to the research community, and described some tools to help you tell your translational research story. In addition, a grantee used the framework to tell the story of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-related work with the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program.

Translational Research 06/13/2018

One Health

The concept of One Health emphasizes the connection between human health and the health of animals and the environment – with the goal of improving all health. In this webinar, we heard from two presenters: the first talked about One Health in action from a broad perspective, and the second described how One Health is being applied to environmental health disparities research.

One Health 03/20/2018

Bridging the Cultural Divide: The Role of Community Health Representatives/Workers in Environmental Public Health

In this webinar, we heard from two project teams that have worked closely with community health workers (CHWs) / community health representatives (CHRs) in the conduct of community-engaged research. Each presentation included a research lead and a CHW/CHR.

Community Engagement 03/02/2018

Children's Environmental Health and Neuroimaging: Using Neuroimaging to Detect Developmental Pathways Perturbed by Environmental Exposures

In this webinar, we heard from two researchers who are studying how prenatal exposure to various neurotoxicants and nonchemical stressors affect brain structure and function in newborn infants and children.

Children's Environmental Health 02/09/2018

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 webpage.

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