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dc.creatorHood, Darryl B.en_US
dc.identifier.citationEngaged Scholars, v. 5 (2017).en_US
dc.descriptionIMPACT. 1: Through the South Side Health Advisory Committee, a community-academic-local state agency partnership emerged that planned, designed, tested and analyzed SE residential soils. This preliminary study conducted over a 17-month period demonstrated that community led coalitions in collaboration with academia and local public health policy-making officials can effectively address the environmental concerns of residents in high-risk communities. -- 2. Although infant mortality is at the top of the pyramid, the SE community is faced with a plethora of environmental issues. SE is located in zip code 43207 where corresponding census tracks document an IM rate of 12.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Led by our local public health agency, an IM reduction implementation plan was initiated. Iterative input of the results from this project will inform the workflow and enhance the development of a viable population health improvement-exposure reduction plan to address health risks from potential environmental exposures in high-risk neighborhoods. -- 3. Our overarching hypothesis is that we can identify environmental variables of significance, and that these can be tested for association with disparate health outcomes in high-risk neighborhoods. For this effort, environmental variables of potential interest include proximity to locations such as Toxic Release Inventory [TRI] sites, facilities with risk management plans, retail tobacco outlets, high traffic related pollution roadways and residential soil metalloid levels.en_US
dc.descriptionOSU PARTNERS: School of Environment and Natural Resources; Division of Environmental Health Sciences; Division of Epidemiology; College of Public Health; Center for Clinical and Translational Scienceen_US
dc.descriptionCOMMUNITY PARTNERS: Columbus Public Health; Ohio-Environmental Protection Agency; Southside Health Advisory Committee; Stambaugh-Elwood Citizens for the Environment; VERTICES, LLC; Universities Space Research Association at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Centeren_US
dc.descriptionPRIMARY CONTACT: Darryl B. Hood (
dc.description.abstractWhile Columbus, Ohio is considered one of the more prosperous, well-educated and progressive communities in the United States, it has one of the highest infant mortality (IM) rates in the country. The Stambaugh-Elwood (SE) community is one of seven such communities that constitute the Columbus Southern Gateway. In 2013, SE community leaders met with The Ohio State University (OSU) environmental health scientists to address concerns related to environmental contamination of air and soil in their community. SE representatives sought OSU scientists as partners through a pre-existing Columbus Public Health (CPH) structure.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries5th Annual Engagement Forum. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 3, 2017.en_US
dc.titleE6=Enhancing Environmental Enterprises via e-Equity, Education and Empowermenten_US

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