New Environmental Health Program Will Unite Researchers and Community

July 30, 2009

By Rochelle Davis, HSC Founding Executive Director

In mid-July I had the opportunity to participate as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health’s Partnership for Environmental Public Health program. This unique program encourages partnerships between researchers and the community and focuses on research that translates into public health programs or policies. 

I was fortunate to be the Principal Investigator on a project funded by a similar program, an environmental justice funding program, shortly before that program was eliminated. I am so pleased to see that NIH has now created the Partnership for Environmental Public Health program to study the most critical environmental health concerns we face today, as defined by the community. I look forward to seeing the work that comes out of projects funded by this new program. 

Click here to learn about the work that HSC did with funding from NIH.