CHHE and the CEC have an established relationship with community members and nonprofit organizations, as well as local academic institutions and health agencies in Durham, NC. The majority of our collaborations focus on toxic metal exposure in the environment and at home.

In partnership with PEACH, the CEC has been working closely with community partners in Northeast Central Durham (NECD). Between 2016 and 2017, CHHE and NECD community representatives met more than 20 times to discuss and prioritize research goals, funding opportunities, and outreach messages.