The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness anddisability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. The NIEHS achieves its mission through multidisciplinary biomedical research programs and prevention and intervention efforts. NIEHS research is disseminated to inform evidence-based environmental health policies to prevent disease and protect health. The NIEHS also focuses on communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community engagement. To read more background and follow the progress of this planning process, visit the NIEHS Strategic Planning Web site at
Request for Visionary Ideas
The NIEHS seeks Visionary Ideas from staff, stakeholders, and all interested parties to inform its Strategic Planning. Visionary Ideas are thoughts on thehttp://strategicplan.niehs.nih.govmission, purpose, direction, goals, leadership, and responsibilities of the Institute. Input received in response to this request will be collected online athttp://strategicplan.niehs.nih.govfrom March through April 2011, and may be publicly viewed and commented on at this Web site.
Request for Nomination of Community Workshop Participants
The NIEHS invites nominations of individuals to participate in a Stakeholder Community Workshop to discuss strategic planning in more detail. To nominate yourself or someone else, go tohttp://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/strategicplan/nomination/index.cf.Nominations should be submitted on or before COB (5 p.m. Pacific Time) April 30, 2011.
Dated: March 1, 2011.
Linda S. Birnbaum,
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program.