Advancing Environmental Health Equity through Implementation Science Virtual Workshop, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date(s): February 28-March 1
Our environment, including exposures in the physical, built, and social environments, can negatively affect the health of individuals and communities. These environmental exposures disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged and under-resourced communities. Given the interconnectedness of the environment with individual- and structural-level social determinants of health, ensuring equitable implementation of interventions, programs, and policies that prevent or mitigate these environmental exposures is urgently needed. Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based interventions, programs, and policies into community, public health, and clinical settings. The purpose of this workshop is to explore how environmental health scientists can use implementation science to inform the development, adaptation, implementation and scale-up of interventions, practices, and policies to prevent and/or mitigate potentially harmful environmental exposures and ultimately advance environmental health equity.
Workshop topics include:
- What is Implementation Science & Why does it Matter for Environmental Health?
- Implementation Science in the Context of Environmental Health Disparities & Environmental Justice Research
- Evidence-Based Prevention & Interventions
- Emerging Environmental Health Issues (e.g., climate change, disasters)
- Community & Multi-Sectoral Partnerships
This workshop is sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Mental Health, Fogarty International Center, Office of Disease Prevention, and National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.
The workshop is free and open to the public. To learn more, view the agenda and register, please visit our event website: https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conference/eheworkshop2022/