Session: Environmental Public Health Infrastructure - Challenges and Opportunities
3271.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Environmental Public Health Infrastructure - Challenges and Opportunities
This session provides an overview of challenges faced by public health, and the need to improve the overall public health infrastructure in several areas. Topics will include: Challenges facing Cancer registries, the need to improve the capacity to evaluate the risk of contaminatied waste water, and the need for collaborations in clean up efforts at hazardous waste sites. There will also be a discussion of the best way to improve the abilities of, and collaboration between, environmental health practitioners.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session participants will be able to: 1) Describe Challenges to the establishment of a unified environmental health workforce 2) Describe specific examples of efforts to strengthen the public health resources around issues such as Cancer registries, Waste water management and cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
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Organizer(s):Stefanie DeOLLoqui, MS
Charles D. (Chuck) Treser, MPH
Moderator(s):Polly Hoppin, ScD
2:30 PMHealth Determinants & Infrastructure
Leon Vinci, MPH
2:45 PMCreating the Professional Practice Academic Nexus
Dan Harper, Joseph Beck, Darryl Barnett, DrPH, Steven Konkel, PHD, AICP
3:00 PMPotential public health impacts of onsite wastewater systems
Richard J Gelting, PhD, Robert L Chessin, MSPH
3:15 PMA framework for strengthening the role of public health at contaminated sites
Roni Neff, ScM, Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH, Kristen Chossek Malecki, MPH, Nga L. Tran, DrPH, MPH
3:30 PMReport Card on Cancer Registries
Richard Clapp, MPH, DSc, Molly Jacobs, MPH, Shelley Hearne, DrPH, MPH, Polly Hoppin, ScD, Susan Polan, PhD, Sara Donahue
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Medical Care
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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