EHP is requesting a grant award in the amount of $16,338.00 to work with Penn State Fayette, Eberly Campus, Nursing Program, to provide information relating to the potential health effects of exposure to unconventional oil and gas development UOGD to individuals in proximity to these activities. To achieve this goal, we will work with nursing faculty, the campus nurse, and students BSN and RN to BSN to educate and disseminate information about UOGD. Along with many of our health-related handouts, we will engage students and faculty in discussion of our Environmental Health Medical Toolkit, a collection of public health materials and resources for use by health care professionals; the Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry & Resource Network, currently the only nationwide registry documenting impacts from UOGD; and our Protecting Your Health and Where to Turn for Help: Resources for Shale Gas Communities toolkit. We will provide education and instruction to students and faculty on the following NLM resources: MedlinePlus; ToxNet; and ToxTown.
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