Notice Number: NOT-ES-08-002
Release Date: November 23, 2007
Response Date: January 19, 2008
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/)
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is developing a unified program referred to as “Partnerships for Environmental Public Health” (PEPH) that will support a variety of research, outreach and education activities to prevent, reduce, or eliminate environmental exposures that may lead to adverse health outcomes in communities, with the active engagement of those communities in all stages of the work.
This Request for Information (RFI) is directed toward establishing a vision for the PEPH Program. NIEHS is seeking input from the lay public, environmental health researchers, healthcare professionals, educators, policy makers and others with a vested interest in the effects of environmental exposures on public health.
NIEHS currently envisions that this program would build upon the strengths of past and current research programs, as well as trans-NIH program announcements in this area, and:
Since 1994, NIEHS has supported diverse research and outreach programs that required partnerships with and among a variety of stakeholders. Goals for these programs have included (1) development of materials to educate and increase community awareness of environmental health, (2) development of new approaches to engage the community in the research process, and (3) support of hypothesis driven research projects where community residents are full partners in the research endeavor.
Programs have included:
Definition of Community: For the purpose of this RFI, “community” refers to populations and groups affected by, or with a shared interest in, environmental exposures and related health outcomes. Populations may be defined by: geography; race; ethnicity; gender; age; occupation; religion; sexual orientation; disability, illness, or other health condition.
Groups may include lay public groups with public health concerns, health or service agencies and organizations, researchers, health care or public health practitioners or providers, policy makers, or educational institutions.
The questions below will be used to shape a 5-10 year plan to promote and advance partnerships for environmental public health. NIEHS encourages “out of the box, innovative, visionary” ideas and comments to help revitalize, stimulate and shape the NIEHS unified Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Program. All questions are optional, please respond as applicable to your concerns or needs.
Please send responses to Mr. Liam O’Fallon (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than January 19, 2008. The following are acceptable ways to submit your responses:
Direct inquiries regarding this Notice to:
Mr. Liam R. O'Fallon
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 12233 (MD EC-21)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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Office of Extramural
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS)
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