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Principal Investigator: Riley, Kevin William
Institute Receiving Award University Of California Los Angeles
Location Los Angeles, CA
Grant Number R13ES035641
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 12 Jun 2023 to 31 May 2024
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Community Engagement in Workplace & Environmental Health Research: A Workshop for Young Professionals Abstract This conference will be a 1½ day workshop to identify ways to effectively involve workers, worker advocates and community representatives in exploratory research projects to improve environmental conditions in the workplace and community. The workshop will kick off activities for the 20th anniversary of the Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) culminating in: 1) presentations by interns at the 2023 American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Atlanta and 2) an OHIP alumni panel webinar to highlight the importance of integrating work into environmental and public health interventions and of recruiting a diverse group of young people into the field. The workshop, and OHIP overall, are consistent with several of NIEHS’s strategic goals, including training the next generation of EHS professionals, promoting greater workforce diversity, confronting environmental health disparities, and advancing collaborative partnerships to translate research to action (NIEHS Strategic Plan 2018-2023). The workshop will be hosted by the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH), an awardee of the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP), and will be held in conjunction with the OHIP national orientation scheduled for June 2023 in Los Angeles. Participants will include a diverse group of 16-20 interns who will be based in the community at sites throughout the country in summer 2023 as well as an additional 20-25 OHIP alumni, community, environmental justice and worker advocates, university researchers, and government agency representatives. Upon completing the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Explain the value of involving workers and community members in environmental and occupational health programs to protect underrepresented groups. 2. Apply effective community-based research and education approaches to efforts to control workplace/environmental exposures among diverse populations. 3. Describe the links between workplace and community environmental exposures. 4. Identify opportunities to further develop occupational and environmental health research skills and pursue career options after the internship program.
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 93 - Environmental Justice/Environmental Health Disparities
Secondary: 03 - Carcinogenesis/Cell Transformation
Publications No publications associated with this grant
Program Officer Lindsey Martin
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