The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

4258.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 5:05 PM

Abstract #74095

Environmental health research toward developing sustainability standards

Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-727-3697,

This presentation will summarize the sustainability literature toward creating standard indicators to perform research and to set policy and monitor implementation. Successes and challenges in creating standardized analytic tools will be discussed that will help focus attention on health implications of decisions about the built environment, emphasize the health consequences of these decisions, and ultimately facilitate the protection of health and promote more human-focused growth in the built environment.

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Urban Health, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA