191883 Refocusing Public Health Lens on Environmental Health Education and Environmental Justice Disparity

Monday, November 9, 2009: 11:15 AM

Tunde M. Akinmoladun, PhD, FRSPH , Academic Health Resources, Columbia, MO
Health disparity and environmental justice have been the buzz words in the public health lexicon for at least a decade now. Health disparity refers to the difference in morbidity, mortality and burden of disease and injury due to race, environmental exposures and socio-economics. Environmental justice refers to fairness or equity in the sharing of environmental burdens and/or environmental exposures regardless of socio-economics.This presentation will focus on environmental health education and practice short-comings, and the ultimate impact on health disparities and environmental injustice.

Learning Objectives:
Describe how environmental health illetracy impacts health disparities Define the role of predominantly African American institutions of higher education in correcting environmental injustice and health disparities Describe the importance of environmental public health protection in closing the health disparity gap

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: The author has a Ph.D in environmental health and public health, with over 25 years of academic and professional experience. Has several peer reviewed publications and presentations in environmental health and public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.