Reach the Decision-Makers: Enhancing Capacity to Effect Environmental Health Policy

Investigator: Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Sponsor: Kresge Foundation

Location(s): United States


The university anchors the Program for Reproductive Health and the Environment, which conducts research and leverages scientific findings to advance clinical care and health policies that prevent exposure to harmful chemicals and create a healthier environment. This three-year grant extends funding for the Reach the Decision Makers science and policy training program and supports fellowship opportunities for participants.
The Reach the Decision Makers Fellowship trains scientists, community groups and health care providers to effectively promote science and health-based policies at the US EPA. Fellows include local, state, and national advocates. Through their involvement, fellows gain a better understanding of the underlying science linking environmental contaminants to reproductive harm and build their skills for shaping environmental health policy at the national level. As part of the project, fellows visit the US EPA in Washington, D.C. to learn more about the Agency’s activities and to share their perspectives on environmental reproductive health science and policy.