|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
Department of Health and Human Services
EPA Goal 1: Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
National Center for Environmental Health, also known as NCEH, is working to prevent illness, disability, and death from interactions between people and the environment. NCHE is especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
NCHE conducts research in the laboratory and in the field to investigate the effects of the environment on health. NCHE tracks and evaluates environment-related health problems through surveillance systems. NCHE also helps domestic and international agencies and organizations prepare for and respond to natural, technologic, humanitarian, and terrorism-related environmental emergencies.
Source(s) of Information
1. NCEH Overview
Related EPA Program(s)
Research: Air, Climate and Energy:
The Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) Research Program promotes innovative, sustainable, and integrated solutions to air pollution and climate change. For example, the ACE Program provides research to EPA’s programs to improve public health and the environment, increase life expectancy, and protect the most susceptible populations. ACE provides models and tools necessary for policy makers at all levels of community and government to make the best decisions.
ACE’s integrated research supports the Agency’s implementation of the Clean Air Act (CAA), especially the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which set limits on how much tropospheric ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and lead are allowed in the atmosphere. The program also evaluates the risks associated with hazardous air pollutants, also known as air toxics. ACE is an active participant in the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), the interagency Federal effort to improve scientific understanding of climate change and global change.
Beginning in FY2012, the following Research Programs will be integrated into the Air, Climate and Energy Research Program:
• Clean Air Research
• Global Change Research
• Biofuels Research (within the Sustainability Program)
• Mercury Research (within the Human Health and Ecosystems Program)
• Clinger Cohen Act,
• Economy Act