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Health Agencies Update
November 22/29, 2016

NIH Launches Study of Children’s Environmental Exposures

JAMA. 2016;316(20):2077. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.16511

A 7-year initiative to understand how environmental factors shape children’s health is getting under way with the announcement of $157 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2016.

The Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program will enroll roughly 50 000 children from existing pediatric cohorts at 34 US institutions.

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