211367 Levels of Coordination: The Role of Federal Partners to Promote Research to Action

Monday, November 9, 2009: 5:30 PM

Gwen W. Collman, PhD , Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC
With increasing involvement of many diverse groups (e.g., community-based, academic, healthcare, foundations and federal) to address myriad environmental public health issues, coordination among those groups and partners is paramount to success. This presentation will highlight the role of the Federal government in fostering coordination at different levels along the continuum of research, communication and capacity building, by giving examples of past and current programs supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Coordination must take place within a Federal agency's programs as well as with other Federal agencies that possess a shared interest and commitment to environmental public health. In addition, evaluation is integral to translating research to action in Environmental Public Health priority areas. This presentation will touch upon needs and opportunities for Federal agencies to promote evaluation across programs and assist grantees in evaluating their projects. This presentation will conclude by outlining the vision of the NIEHS for its continued commitment to Environmental Public Health.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe the need for federal involvement in coordination of environmental public health activities. 2. Participants will be able to list strategies to promote coordination across Federal programs and among Federal agencies with a shared commitment to environmental public health. 3. Participants will be able to identify opportunities for Federal agencies to promote and support evaluation of environmental public health programs and projects.

Keywords: Coordination, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the leader of an NIEHS effort to develop research programs in the area of Environmental Public Health with a focus on partnerships for the past 10 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.