CPES Audience: Local Government
How we serve Local GovernmentThe Center for Public Engagement with Science convenes groups of stakeholders and conducts stakeholder engagement and research translation on a variety of topics for research centers within UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, including the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) and the UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP). By informing the public about relevant environmental health issues, we aim to enable North Carolinians to make informed decisions regarding their exposure to specific environmental influences upon disease and reducing risk.
The UNC CEHS Community Engagement Core (CEC) connects researchers with public health professionals, stakeholder agencies and public audiences throughout NC, and fosters dialogue among Center researchers and stakeholders about research needs.
We are enlisting citizen scientists to collect lake height measurements all over the world. These measurements, paired with satellite imagery of lake area, are helping us learn how water storage varies regionally.
For over a decade, we have educated NC health professionals and residents about lead as an environmental health hazard for young children. Those efforts were recently expanded to partner with NC DHHS to implement federal guidelines aimed at protecting pregnant women and their children from lead poisoning.
As part of the Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Study, the Center for Public Engagement with Science (CPES) engaged key stakeholders.
With leading roles in the Community Engagement Core (CEC) and Research Translation (RT) team for the UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP), CPES increases understanding of harmful environmental exposures such as inorganic arsenic and develop solutions to prevent exposure to these contaminants in well water.
- Asthma Demonstration (PDF)
- Cleaning Up Take-Home Lead Dust in Your Home and Car | Spanish Version (PDF)
- Environmental Asthma Trigger Kit (PDF)
- Environmental Asthma Triggers: Indoor Air Quality | Spanish Version (PDF)
- Environmental Asthma Triggers: Mold and Moisture | Spanish Version (PDF)
- Environmental Asthma Triggers: Pests and Pesticides | Spanish Version (PDF)
- Keeping Lead at Work and Preventing Take-Home Lead Exposure | Spanish Version (PDF)
- Lead and Pregnancy Brochure | Spanish Version (PDF)
- Lead in Spices and Other Cultural Items | Spanish Version (PDF)
- Lead Poisoning Can Be Prevented Brochure | Spanish Version (PDF)
- NC Healthy Homes Website (Lead Poisoning Prevention) (External Link)
- Obesity-associated breast cancer risk: Modeling the Microenvironment (PDF)
- PFAS Graphics (External Link)
- Short Term Actions to Prevent Exposure to Lead | Spanish Version (PDF)
Made Possible by:
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
- NC Collaboratory
- NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Children's Environmental Health Branch
- UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health
- UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Geological Sciences
- University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Tennessee Technological University Department of Computer Science