Environmental health science is the study of how the environment influences human health and disease.
HealthWise: The Environment & Health, a UNC-TV show that features a panel of experts from across North Carolina, including two CEHS scientists - Dr. William Kaufmann and Dr. David Peden - discussing the ways in which environment influences human biology and the risk of developing disease.
The CEHS Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) conducts lessons and activities with adult and youth audiences to help them understand the concepts of environmental health and environmental health risk. The COEC has developed hands-on learning activities, adapted from its workshop Our Genes, Our Environment, Our Health, to provide audiences with current information and activities regarding the issues related to the role of gene-environment interaction in the development of disease.
"Understanding Environmental Health" is one of six modules that make up a tool kit for health professionals, community leaders, and other educators working with community audiences. The COEC staff developed the modules as a tool for building capacity to educate North Carolina residents about disease risk, so that they can make sound decisions and take action to reduce such risk for themselves and their families.
For more information contact Neasha Graves.
|Last updated October 25, 2011|