COEC is partnered with several NIEHS Centers in the Health Observances and Public Education (HOPE) Partnership.

HOPE is an outreach and education program with the goal to improve scientific literacy on a national basis among all segments of society through a coordinated system of NIEHS Centers. The HOPE Partnership allowed COEP to identify regional partners and audiences for its outreach and education programs, including the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and American Cancer Society-Northwest Division.