Water Foundation Grant
The Water Foundation, a non-profit philanthropy organization in California, recently awarded a nearly $60,000 grant to Resa M. Jones, MPH, PhD, at Temple University, which will fund the Buxmont Coalition for Safer Water, through a partnership to support community outreach, education and research surrounding the local Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) water contamination.
The programs supported by the Water Foundation grant will explore the health impacts of PFAS environmental exposure in the community. Dr. Jones will lead the community-based research efforts that are developed with input and support from the Buxmont Coalition. Joanne Stanton is the primary community-based liaison with Dr. Jones and Temple University concerning potential community research projects and community health education programs. Hope Grosse is the point of contact for community outreach and leads social media efforts.
Joanne Stanton, co-founder of the Coalition said, “We are excited to be working with Temple University and Dr. Jones to build community-based programs. Hope and I have been working over the last year to build partnerships with academic institutions like Temple University so that our community can successfully compete for research, education, and health studies related to our exposures.” Co-founder Hope Grosse added, “We are thrilled to finally bring much needed assistance to the community through this generous grant from the Water Foundation. It will empower the community to better understand the full impact of our exposures and what we can do to protect our health.”
More details on this study will be posted on the website soon. Recruitment for this study will start by the end of August 2019.