Partnerships created through the PILG provide the institute with additional media outreach through affiliated organizations.
For some PILG organizations, information dissemination is part and parcel of educating memberships.
The opportunity to provide specific information to their communities is an empowering element for some PILG members.
The PILG model also creates new research synergy between organizational researchers and the NIEHS.
Certainly other models like PILG exist as effective ways to include the public in charting the course of research.
Members of the PILG had the opportunity to discuss these research findings with the center directors and NIEHS staff, and to make recommendations on current and future research directions.
Members of the PILG with expertise in autoimmune and respiratory disease presented the work that their organizations are doing in advancing research and advocacy.