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About the COEC

Community Outreach and Engagement

The Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) fosters bi-directional interaction between the Center in Molecular Toxicology and its target audience(s), and serves as a resource for information and expertise to surrounding communities, stakeholders, and Center members to further scientific collaborations and dissemination of research results.

The COEC strives to translate the research of our scientists into accessible, understandable, and useful knowledge for the general public, the overall community, and various health care providers. We achieve this in various ways, including holding community forums that are free and open to the public on topics of interest, distributing informational materials at health fairs, online and at various community events, and serving as a resource for the community and health care professionals for information on current research having to do with environmental exposures and their impact on human health.

Overall COEC Goals

  • Develop partnerships with stakeholders to translate and disseminate EHS Core Center science, and communicate community concerns to Center members.
  • Work with community-based organizations, disease advocacy groups, and other local, state, or regional partners to enhance dialogue on environmental health issues in their regions.
  • Develop and implement appropriate outreach and educational programs to increase awareness and understanding of environmental health research being conducted at the EHS Core Centers.
  • Evaluate outreach models, disseminate results at local and national levels, and promote models for national implementation.

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Please note:

If you used any Center resources (i.e., facility core services, pilot project funding), please be sure to cite the Center grant:
This [project/publication] was supported [in part] by the Center in Molecular Toxicology, NIH P30 ES000267.

For work supported by the Center's training grant, please use the following citation:
This [project/publication] was supported [in part] by the Training Program in Environmental Toxicology, NIH T32 ES007028.

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