Outreach Highlights

 

Bi
-Directional Partnership Development and
Maintenance
:
The CEC conducts most of its
initiatives using a
Bi
-Directional Partnership
Paradigm (Figure 2) for identifying and establishing
collaborations. For each relationship, the CEC:
1)
Identifies potential partners
2)
Forms
a
clear rationale based on answers to
essential questions;
a)
Why is the SWEHSC CEC needed for the
collaboration?
b)
How will the CEC assist with the project?
c) How will this partnership promote the
mission of the SWEHSC?
d)
How will this partnership build community
capacity for addressing EH challenges?
3)
Recruits appropriate expertise from SWEHSC
investigators and/or student researchers.
4)
Shares knowledge and chooses a mutually
agreeable EH topic focus.
5)
Creates or adapts engagement methods,
materials, and resources. All CEC-produced
materials are submitted to the PEPH Resource
Center

Southwestern Tribe of Arizona

Investigators from the University of Arizona Superfund Research Project (UA SRP) and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) are partnering with an Arizona Tribe to develop an Air Quality and Asthma Project.  

Environmental Health in Tribal Communities

Consists of outreach events to engage tribal communities in Arizona through hands on methods, as well as solutions and approaches of how to address the impact of environmental issues on human health.

NIEHS: Blending Science and Community engagement

Addressing local environmental concerns of local concern with the CEC to improve people’s ability to make their own decisions, and those on behalf of friends and family, highlighted in the NIEHS Environmental Factor, July 2017.

STEPS 2 STEM

Pima County announces that ten high school students participated in science career activities. The students were from Sunnyside High School, Pueblo High School, Tucson Magnet High School and Sahuarita High School. They gave presentations on their research experiences in labs across the University of Arizona campus July 14 as part of a “Steps 2 STEM” program.