School IPM and Indoor Air Quality
School IPM Programs have grown and expanded with many successes, but broad knowledge about IPM’s role in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is limited. Our new Signature Program School IPM and IAQ will focus on raising awareness of the importance of school IPM to achieve IAQ goals, and create novel partnerships with EPA’s School Health Indoor Environment Leadership Development (SHIELD) Program members. In addition, we will work to ensure continued inter-regional collaborations with our School IPM partners. Many of these partners have been members of School IPM Working Groups that were funded by the Regional IPM Centers. Currently, only the NC region is providing direct funding of a regional School IPM Working Group. We will encourage members from other regions to participate in the NC School IPM WG monthly calls and support continued cooperation and collaboration to increase adoption of school IPM.