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Underneath the big umbrella of CAFEH, there are sister CBPR air pollution studies:
Funding by Kresge Foundation, Improving the Health of Near Highway Communities is a project that seeks to use existing expertise on air pollution and health outcomes to enact changes in housing development in Chinatown and municipal policy in Somerville.
The HUD Study, funded by Clean Air Project (CAP), is a randomized cross-over study that tests the effect of the in-door HEPA filtration system that reduces Ultra file particle levels compared with the sham filtration on markers of cardiovascular health of people living near highway in Somerville and Mystic Housing Development.
The Puerto Rican Study, funded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), focuses on air pollution and cardiovascular disease in Puerto Rican adults. The study monitors participants’ in-home Ultrafine particles exposure, administers questionnaire, and collect blood samples to test for evidence for a casual association between UFP and health outcomes.