Your DNA, the Environment, and Epigenetics
This video introduces the concept of epigenetics by demonstrating the outcome of an environmentally induced epigenetic change through animation. This video was produced by the EDGE Center and the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality at the University of Washington with funding provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Grant #ES007033) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (Grant #P50 HG 3364). This educational tool was created by doctoral student Lorelei Walker, produced by Evan Stuart Productions and illustrated by Taylor Schwartz.
Native TEACH Digital Story
This is a 10-minute Native Tradition, Environment And Community Health (TEACH) Digital Story that features Native researchers from the Puget Sound region who held discussions about environmental health in their communities. Conversations occurred in tribal college classes, a Mom's group, art show, among the Native TEACH researchers, and throughout tribal communities. Special thanks to our collaborators: Valerie Segrest, Roger Fernandes, Romajean Thomas, Jessica Porter, Kristi Gansworth, Elizabeth Campbell, Tleena Ives, and Robyn Pebeahsy.
The Academy for Teaching About Health and Environment Associations (ATHENA) Project
The overarching purpose of the EDGE ATHENA project is to improve secondary education across Washington State by infusing the curriculum that is currently presented in high schools with environmental and occupational health sciences (EOHS) related concepts and content. The ATHENA project directly responds to the Washington state legislature’s mandate for universities to serve the community and supports the goals of the UW School of Public Health to promote population health through education and service.
"The Return" grew out of a research project conducted by the Native TEACH Partnership in Washington State. The EDGE Center and Northwest Indian College (NWIC) collaborated on the project. The film presents a traditional story, read by a student from NWIC and accompanied by images taken by NWIC student interns. The research project sought to identify the core concepts of environmental health in a Native context. These three concepts are presented in the film, along with barriers to achieving health and wellness in Native communities.
People Matter Series
"People Matter" is a video and social media campaign aimed at raising researchers' awareness of the value of honoring and protecting the interests and rights of people involved in research studies. The EDGE Community Outreach and Ethics Core (COEC) helped develop the series in an effort to innovate research practices.