National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability, by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. NIEHS’s broad focus on the environmental causes of disease makes the institute a unique part of the NIH.
The NIEHS is engaged in multiple activities with other federal agencies, international research and policy organizations, academia, and nongovernmental organizations to better understand the links between climate change and adverse human health impacts, and to communicate findings, and work with decision makers to incorporate this information into sound health policy and actions.
The NIEHS Climate Change and Human Health website provides information on NIEHS activities and events, as well as links to other useful organizations for both mitigation and adaptation.
Phone: (919) 541-3345
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)