253755 Successful Advocacy in Connecticut

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:50 PM

Katharine K. Lewis, PhD, MPH, RN , Department of Nursing, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
This past year in Connecticut some significant public health legislation was passed: mandatory paid sick leave and a ban on cash register receipt paper that contains bisphenol-A [BPA]. Advoacy efforts of the Connecticut Public Health Association and its partners will be discussed as they relate to the ban on BPA in cash register receipt paper.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe the process of developing partnerships in advoacy. 2) Discuss the advocacy process in Connecticut in relation to banning BPA in cash register receipt paper.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to give this presentation because I work specifically with the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT to advocate at the Connecticut Legislature on behalf of environmental public health issues specifically the elimination of toxic chemicals in our environment.
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.