Partnerships Persons from the following organizations have assisted the NC Radon Program, and many cases continue to assist, in accomplishing our statewide efforts to educate North Carolinians about radon: sources of radon, testing for radon, and how to lower elevated radon levels. Advanced Energy/System Vision SystemVision certification requires new affordable housing projects to include a passive radon mitigation system. This is for affordable builders seeking certification from this organization. Center for Black Health and Equity The Center for Black Health and Equity was awarded funding from the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors Inc. to develop educational program materials on radon aimed at historically marginalized populations. Duke Cancer Institute & Duke University Duke Cancer Institute and Duke University have been involved in promoting education about radon-induced lung cancer through a number of methods. They have also been active in conducting research on a variety of aspects of radon-induced lung cancer. Here are just a few: Faith, Hope and Lungevity Radon Exposure: Using the Spectrum of Prevention Framework to Increase Healthcare Provider Awareness Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina The Lung Cancer Initiative of NC has been involved in promoting education about radon induced lung cancer for a number of years. Here are a few examples of the efforts they have promoted. Grant to Rebuilding Together Dr. Jennifer Gaarst comments on radon National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Women's Health Awareness The NIEHS has been involved in promoting radon awareness for a number of years through their national health conference and other educational programs. Here is an example of their work: National Radio Podcast North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians The NCAFP has conducted educational efforts at to their members about radon-induced lung cancer at their annual conference. North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control The NCACCCC has listed radon-induced lung cancer as a priority issue in the NC Cancer Control Plan since 2015. Several projects and programs have resulted from this awareness. North Carolina Cancer Control Branch The NC Cancer Control Branch has promoted radon awareness since 2013. Several collaborative projects have been developed and implemented by the NC Cancer Control Branch regarding radon-induced lung cancer. Following is an example of this collaboration: NCCCP Success Story NCSU North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service The NC Radon Program began, several decades ago, as a educational program of the NC Cooperative Extension Service at NC State University. County agents and faculty at NCSU continue to be a significant partner in delivering radon education to all North Carolinians. North Carolina Housing Finance Agency The NC Housing Finance Agency serves as a major financial resource to economically impoverished homeowners by providing grants to install radon mitigation systems. North Carolina Real Estate Commission The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires that licensed NC real estate brokers to regard a radon level of 4 pCi/L or more as a material fact and that the resulting level be shared with all parties involved in the transaction. Self Help Credit Union, NC Self Help Credit Union recognized the financial need for some when paying for a radon mitigation system to be install. They continue to provide a loan to those needing to finance the installation of a radon mitigation system. Check with your local loan officer for additional information. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill The UNC of North Carolina has been engaged in promoting research and education about radon-induced cancer. Following is an example of their efforts: Lung and stomach cancer associations with groundwater radon in North Carolina, USA Wake School of Medicine Wake School of Medicine has been engaged in promoting research and education about radon-induced cancer.