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USA-213 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Healthy Settings

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Pavani Kalluri Ram
  Dr. Korydon Smith




Institution:
  Center on Health in Housing, School of Public Health and Health Professions
  State University of New York at Buffalo
Address:
  237 Farber Hall
  14214
  NY
Town:
  Buffalo
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  1-716-829-5380
Fax:
  1-716-829-2979
Date of Designation:
  30/Sep/1988
Last Redesignation:
  22/Jun/2016
Expiry:
  22/Jun/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Per PAHO/WHO request, conduct research, foster development, and provide technical assistance on inclusive housing and neighborhood design for vulnerable populations. 
  2. Per PAHO/WHO request, conduct research and provide technical assistance on the prevention of waterborne diseases 
  3. Per PAHO/WHO request, conduct research to develop healthy neighborhoods, including neighborhood based health support systems, including access to food.  
  4. Per PAHO/WHO request, participate in the development of the WHO Housing and Health Guidelines.  
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Subjects:
  1. Health promotion & education 
  2. Healthy Cities 
  3. Disabilities and rehabilitation (excluding accident prevention) 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
  Ower: 8.4 - Guidance, tools and initiatives created in order to support the health sector in influencing policies in other sectors to allow policies that improve health, the environment and safety to be identified and adopted.
 
Responsible Officer:
  KORC Marcelo
Phone:
  +1 43148
Email:
  korcmarc@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  DORA Carlos Francisco C.
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3541
Email:
  dorac@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork