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Advancing Environmental Health Equity Through Implementation Science

February 28 to March 1 , 2022
Virtual Event
Day 1: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
Day 2: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST



Our environment — physical, built, and social — can negatively affect the health of individuals and communities. Air pollution, unsafe water, lack of healthy food and high rates of violence are just a few examples of the problems that harm. These environmental exposures disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities, people with low socioeconomic status, and under-resourced communities. Given how connected the environment is to individual- and structural-level social determinants of health, we need equitable implementation of interventions, programs, and policies that prevent or reduce these exposures. 

To address this, NIH is hosting a virtual workshop to explore how environmental health scientists can use implementation science to develop and implement interventions, practices, and policies to prevent or reduce potentially harmful environmental exposures — and ultimately advance environmental health equity. 

George A. Mensah, M.D., Director of NHLBI’s Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science will provide opening remarks. View the agenda

The workshop is free and open to the public. To learn more, visit the event website.     

Workshop Topics

  • What is Implementation Science and Why Does it Matter for Environmental Health?
  • Implementation Science in the Context of Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice Research
  • Evidence-Based Prevention and Interventions
  • Emerging Environmental Health Issues (Climate Change, Disasters, Etc.)
  • Community and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships

Workshop Sponsors

This workshop is sponsored by:

  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • The National Cancer Institute
  • The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • The National Institute of Mental Health
  • The Fogarty International Center
  • The NIH Office of Disease Prevention
  • The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities 


For questions about the workshop content, please contact Lindsey Martin at or at 984-287-4036.

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in this event should contact Devan Smith-Brown at or at 703-765-0060. Requests should be made 3-5 days in advance.