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Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research – Community Outreach and Translation Core

EPA Grant Number: R831710C004
Subproject: this is subproject number 004 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R831710
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: University of California Berkeley Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research
Center Director: Eskenazi, Brenda
Title: Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research – Community Outreach and Translation Core
Investigators: Alkon, Abbey , Eskenazi, Brenda , Minkler, Meredith , Wallestein, Nina , Winkleby, Marilyn
Institution: University of California - Berkeley
EPA Project Officer: Callan, Richard
Project Period: May 1, 2004 through October 31, 2008 (Extended to October 31, 2010)
RFA: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (2003)
Research Category: Children's Health , Health Effects

Description:

Objective:

The development of a Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) is a vital next step in the evolution of the Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research and our Community-University partnership. The mission of the proposed Center COTC is to, in collaboration with partners and community members, communicate Center findings, analyze priority topics, and translate findings into sustainable action promoting the health and well-being of children. The goal of this collaborative process is to increase community ownership of study results, communicate study results clearly, and mobilize groups toward action that will improve the health status of community members.

Approach:

To achieve these ends, we propose an integrated COTC, which includes two complementary core approaches. The first core applies a Community-based Participatory Research orientation to develop the capacity of our community to disseminate and translate study findings. We will establish a Farmworker Community Council and a Grower Council to partner with the Center in COTC planning and activities; prepare annual reports and hold community forums; and pilot a Community Health Outreach Worker Program. The second core approach is designed to disseminate findings and tailored children’s environmental health risk prevention messages, with a particular focus on the issues affecting our population, who are primarily low-income Latinos employed in agriculture. We will work at multiple levels: individual, group, organizational, and policy. The initiatives of this second core will be conducted in partnership with service providers, child care providers, the State Health Department, children’s environmental health advocacy organizations, and policy makers.

Expected Results:

Through this comprehensive, community-based, multilevel COTC core, we aim not only to inform our community about study results, but also to translate findings into sustainable change in the social and environmental contexts influencing health and well-being for children in our immediate and broader communities. On a broader scale, we aim to increase awareness of children’s environmental health issues at the County, State and National levels.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 1 publications for this subprojectView all 132 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 1 journal articles for this subprojectView all 98 journal articles for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

asthma, pesticide, exposure, education, prevention,, RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Health Risk Assessment, Children's Health, Risk Assessment, health effects, pesticide exposure, community-based intervention, immune system effects, airway disease, environmental risks, respiratory problems, Human Health Risk Assessment, assessment of exposure, childhood respiratory disease, environmental health hazard, children's environmental health, outreach and education, agricultural community, allergen

Progress and Final Reports:
2006 Progress Report
2007 Progress Report


Main Center Abstract and Reports:
R831710    University of California Berkeley Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R831710C001 Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research – CHAMACOS Community Based Research Project
R831710C002 Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research – Pesticide Exposure Assessment Project
R831710C003 Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research – Mechanisms of Pesticide Neuro- and Immunotoxicity
R831710C004 Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research – Community Outreach and Translation Core

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