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Session: Environmental Justice in the Home: Strategies to Improve Public Health
3109.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Environmental Justice in the Home: Strategies to Improve Public Health
This session will highlight strategies being used in four environmental justice projects working with communities to reduce environmental exposures in the home that have adverse health outcomes. Since 1993 the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has supported collaborative projects that bring together community residents, researchers and health care providers to address an array of environmental health issues, including exposures within the home. These projects place a great emphasis on communication strategies to build capacity within the community to be active participants in the research process, and to help researchers better understand environmental health concerns of community residents so that research questions and interventions are appropriate. In this session, the presenters will discuss the strategies they have employed to address environmental exposures in the home. They will highlight the value of the partnerships and the impacts they have had for the residents and their health.
Learning Objectives: During this symposium, participants will learn about: (a) The NIEHS Environmental Justice Program (b) Strategies used to reduce the risk of potentially harmful environmental exposures in the home (c) The importance of community-university-provider partnerships to improve environmental public health through education, capacity building, and research.
Moderator(s):Leyla McCurdy
10:30 AMValue of a community-academic partnership in assisting families with exposures to lead and asthma triggers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jonathan B. Ward Jr., PhD, J. Sullivan, S. Castillo, I. Romo, M. Murillo, Eg Brooks, S. Petronella, D. Hicks, L. Rudkin, Vms Ramanujam
10:45 AMEnvironmental justice and breast cancer advocacy: Household exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds  [ Recorded presentation ]
Julia Green Brody, PhD, Ruthann Rudel, MS, Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD, MPH, Phil Brown, PhD, Aj Napolis, Rebecca Gasior Altman, MA, Cheryl Osimo, BS, Carla Perez, BA, Liesel Seryak, BS, Allan Just, ScB
11:00 AMRight-to-know, the right-to-act, and the right not-to-know: Ethical and scientific dilemmas of reporting data in biomonitoring and environmental exposure studies  [ Recorded presentation ]
Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD, MPH, Julia Green Brody, PhD, Margaret Frye, Phil Brown, PhD, Rebecca Gasior Altman, MA, Ruthann Rudel, MS, Carla Perez, BA
11:15 AMHealthy environments for children with asthma: Using lay health educators and student educators in the community-lessons learned
Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD
11:30 AMHealthy homes and communities project: Assessing the health impact of public housing redevelopment  [ Recorded presentation ]
James Krieger, MD, MPH, Janice Rabkin, PhD, MPH, Denise Tung Sharify, Tom Phillips, Tim Takaro, MD, MS, MPH, Bonita Blake, Rose Long
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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