Health Outreach on Respiratory Hazards and Illnesses in New York State

In an effort to expand access to reliable health information and increase community-based health literacy, the Environmental Health Project (EHP) proposes to work with several community organizations in New York State to provide information relating to the potential health effects of exposure to air pollution. To achieve this goal, we will engage community organizers and residents through EHP’s Environmental HealthWatch Model, a train-the-trainer approach designed to empower community members with public health tools and resources. With support from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), we will be able to include additional education and training on information available through NNLM’s MedlinePlus and PubMed about respiratory hazards and illnesses resulting from air pollution, as well as basic statistical principles and interpretation of peer reviewed publications.


Project Lead: Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP)
Project Lead: Beth Weinberger


Age Group: Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Geographic Type: Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, Rural, Suburban, Urban
Issues & Interests: Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: General Public, Library or Information Professional, Organization Staff - Community Based, Public Health Professional, Researcher

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 7
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Sep 8, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022
Project Status: Completed

Project Funding

Federal Fiscal Year 2021: $19,999