Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research

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Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) share the common objective of fostering research that will ultimately reduce the extent of adverse human health effects occurring as a consequence of exposure to hazardous environmental agents. The agencies recognize that these health impacts can be particularly detrimental for children due to pronounced differences in nature and extent of environmental exposure as well as in functional development when compared to adults. A Federal Executive Order of April 21, 1997, "Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks," charges agencies to consider special environmental risks to children in their activities. Accordingly, NIEHS and EPA invite grant applications for Centers that will conduct multidisciplinary basic and applied research in combination with community-based research projects on environmental threats to children's health and translate those research findings to public policy, community needs, and information for the health care community and for the general public. These research Centers will develop innovative strategies to measure relevant environmental exposures in children, and conduct research to reduce hazardous exposures and their adverse health effects, and eventually decrease the prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of environmentally related childhood diseases. They will also actively pursue the translation and application of these findings by developing and implementing strategies that get this information out into the public health community. The purpose of awards in this program of Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research is to: o Provide for multidisciplinary interactions among basic, clinical, and behavioral scientists interested in establishing outstanding, state-of-the- art research programs addressing environmental contributions to children's health and disease. o Support a coordinated program of research/prevention Centers pursuing high quality research in environmental aspects of children's disease, with the ultimate goal of facilitating and accelerating translation of basic science knowledge into clinical applications or intervention strategies that can be used to reduce the incidence of environmentally related diseases in childhood. o Develop fully coordinated programs that incorporate exposure assessment and health effects research with development and validation of risk management and health prevention strategies. o Encourage the translation and application of research findings to the prevention and clinical decision making arenas and give information to the communities and policy makers that most need it to protect children's health. o Establish a national network that fosters communication, innovation, and research excellence with the ultimate goal of reducing the burden of morbidity among children as a result of exposure to harmful environmental agents. This initiative will focus on the impact of environmental exposures on the etiology and prevention of a variety of health concerns in young children. Data will be generated in a multitude of scientific disciplines in order to understand the impact of chemical and other exposures on the fetus and child as it relates to brain and other organ systems growth and development through young adulthood. Specifically, disease areas such as respiratory diseases, neurodevelopment and neurobehavior, childhood cancers, birth defects, and other conditions can be included for study. This initiative builds upon a related Request for Applications (RFA), which resulted in creation in 1998 and 2002, of twelve Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (see below). The prior RFAs emphasized similar research foci: respiratory disorders; growth and development; learning and behavior, including developmental disorders. Recompetition of the existing program emphasizes the need for continued research in all of the above areas. This year's program expands the role of translational research and community outreach by incorporating aims that encourage the creation and implementation of strategies that will move the research from the experimental and population laboratory to the prevention and clinical decision making arenas and to the general public. Scientifically, the focus of the continuing program reemphasizes the importance of exploring the unique susceptibilities of children that put them at risk of developing illness in early life. These susceptibilities include, but are not limited to: genetic susceptibility, susceptibility due to poverty and poor nutritional status, and increased risk due to strained social and behavioral supports and inadequate access to medical care. Research emanating from these Centers should fill existing gaps in our understanding of the complex interactions between genes and the environment, including chemical, physical, biological, social, behavioral and nutritional factors in the development of common childhood diseases.
Federal Grant Title: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Health Environment
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-ES-03-004
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.11393.114
CFDA Descriptions: Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards 93.114 Applied Toxicological Research and Testing
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: May 16, 2003
Posted Date: Feb 05, 2003
Creation Date: Jun 15, 2003
Archive Date: Jun 15, 2003
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Cost Sharing or Matching: 93.115 -- Biometry and Risk Estimation_Health Risks from Environmental Exposures
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
County governments State governments City or township governments Special district governments Independent school districts Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education For profit organizations other than small businesses Small businesses
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