New Cooperative Agreement Supports Training for Healthcare Providers on Pesticide-Related Health Conditions

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New Cooperative Agreement Supports Training for Healthcare Providers on Pesticide-Related Health Conditions

EPA has awarded a cooperative agreement, Pesticide Education for Medical Professionals, to the University of California Davis Extension to educate the medical community on how to prevent, recognize and treat pesticide-related health conditions.

Through outreach, technical assistance and training, UC Davis Extension, in partnership with Oregon State University, will seek to achieve improved health for farmworker and agricultural communities by increasing knowledge and awareness of environmental and occupational health risks. The program will expand on previous programs by including additional healthcare practice sites, improving existing educational materials, and targeting larger audiences of providers, including doctors, nurses, emergency response personnel and other clinical staff.

The cooperative agreement is for five years, and funding for the initial year is $125,000. For future years, EPA expects to provide up to a maximum of $500,000 per year, subject to availability of funds.

EPA distributes its Pesticide Program Updates to external stakeholders and citizens who have expressed an interest in the agency’s pesticide program activities and decisions. This update service is part of EPA’s continuing effort to improve public access to federal pesticide information.

For general questions about pesticides and pesticide poisoning prevention, contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC),  by email at npic@ace.orst.edu or, by visiting http://npic.orst.edu.

For information about ongoing activities in the Office of Pesticide Programs, visit our homepage at: https://www.epa.gov/pesticides.

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