212014 Strategies to reduce health hazards associated with coastal urbanization

Monday, November 9, 2009: 11:30 AM

Laura Anderko, RN, PhD , School of Public Health, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
This panel discussion will enable participants to respond to Dr. Geoff's presentation, by specifically examining the statement: “The compression of >50% of the population into the coastal zone, which represents only 8% of the Earth's surface, creates a dilemma for environmental managers faced with the daunting task of trying to maintain environmental quality in the wake of unbridled urbanization and population growth. “ Participants will be asked to answer questions such as: How might an integrated, multi-disciplinary partnership that includes public health professionals, effectively address issues surrounding environmental quality and health impacts? What role can public health professionals take to reduce health impacts related to coastal urbanization?

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the role of public health professionals in partnering with other disciplines to reduce health impacts related to coastal urbanization

Keywords: Environmental Health, Water

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be a panelist/respondent to the topic presented because of my expertise in environmental health and ecological connections of the environment to human health. I have presented widely on this topic, in particular the impact of water quality and security issues and environmental 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.