Superfund Research Program
Project Leader: Margaret J. Kupferle
Grant Number: P42ES004908
Funding Period: 2001 - 2006
Project Summary (2001-2006)The goal of the Superfund Outreach Core is to raise the general awareness and understanding of environmental health issues through education and communication. A well informed society will be empowered to make individual and collective choices about personal health and the environment. The Outreach Core employs traditional communication avenues, while recognizing the growing power of the internet for dissemination and exchange of information. Outreach efforts are focused on the following target audiences: environmental professionals and health consumers. The specific aim of the outreach core is to inform and interact with regional environmental professionals via a newsletter, homepage, and advisory board. In addition, the Core will seek further funding to collaborate with NetWellness, a consumer health web site to inform and interactively communicate with the public. Project investigators anticipate that by focusing on these groups and then approaching them through these avenues, the impact and visibility of the Outreach Core will be high.