Helping medical professionals prevent, recognize, and treat pesticide-related illness
PERC-med is ramping up with a new cooperative agreement between the
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs and University of California Davis
Extension, in collaboration with Oregon State University (2018 —
2022). The purpose is to help educate the medical community on how to
prevent, recognize and treat pesticide-related health
conditions. PERC-med builds upon the success of Pesticide Educational
Resources Collaborative (PERC) http://pesticideresources.org. PERC-med
represents a multi-disciplinary approach to continue, expand and
enhance the EPA's National Strategies for Health Care Providers:
Pesticides Initiative (HCPPI).
PERC-med will provide continuing education, training, and
technical assistance to relevant audiences, including high-
quality, accredited distance-learning modules. A Medical
Coordinator will provide technical assistance, interpret the
science, develop educational resources and engage in
collaborative projects to meet identified needs.
PERC-med will update existing and/or develop new materials
and resource tools. Guided by a needs assessment, these
resources would include but are not limited to accredited
web-based training modules, videos, guidance documents, mobile
apps, databases, and other items.
PERC-med will conduct outreach to existing and new audiences
to use materials and tools by partnering with gatekeeper
organizations, curating a website for medical professionals with
links to resources (old and new).
PERC-med will develop partnerships and a sustainable network
of stakeholders. PERC-med will invigorate existing partnerships and
seek new ones with medical professionals and organizations that
PERC-med will be informed by an expert Advisory Board,
responsive to needs-assessment and remain proactive in
marketing/evaluation of materials.
Suzanne Forsyth is the PERC-med Director, housed at UC Davis Extension.
Suzanne Forsyth: spforsyth[at]ucdavis.edu
Kaci Buhl is the Deputy Director of PERC-med, housed at Oregon State University.
Sean Ross is the IT supervisor, and Cameron Hughes provides support.
Kaci Buhl: Kaci.Buhl[at]oregonstate.edu
Sean Ross: Sean.Ross[at]oregonstate.edu
Cameron Hughes: Cameron.Hughes[at]oregonstate.edu
Jennifer Park is the EPA Project Officer for PERC
Jennifer Park: park.jennifer[at]epa.gov
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