4298.0 Protecting reproductive and child health: the critical role of regulation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
It is essential that public health professionals to be part of driving environmental health policies. Presenters will share their experience and knowledge gained through various health policy training programs, through examples. The intent of this session not only to inform but also discuss productively to address some of the issues below: 1. The importance of public health professionals’ involvement and public support in driving environmental health policies 2. An awareness of the regulatory and environmental health policy process, current /past regulations shaped environmental health, policy gaps in those regulations 3.The impact of various environmental health policies in the context of reproductive health/children’s health 4.The importance of science and the role of other factors in making or changing public health policies in the context of reproductive health/children’s health 4.Evaluate the process and role of selecting priority chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act. 5.Evaluate health policy training programs
Session Objectives: Describe the importance of public health professionals' participation and public support in environmental health policy process Describe the factors to consider when addressing environmental health policies Evaluate EPA policy approaches in the context of reproductive health/children's health Describe the role of chemical prioritization criteria in USEPA’s process of selecting priority chemicals for review under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Berna Watson, MD, MPH
Berna Watson, MD, MPH

Protecting reproductive health through comprehensive pesticide review: Science guiding public policy
Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM, Katsi Cook, Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD, Alfred May, MPH and Pamela K. Miller, MEn
Advocating for reproductive health protection through chemical regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
Rebecca Nachman, MPH, Azita Cuevas, MS, MPH, Jennifer Canvasser, MSW, Bakeyah Nelson, PhD and Pamela Schwingl, PhD
Protecting reproductive health through policy advocacy training
Marj Plumb, DrPH, Jessica Trowbridge, MPH, Annemarie Charlesworth, MA, Claire Brindis, DrPH and Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Addressing children's environmental health in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's risk assessments and regulations
Matthew Davis, MPH, Rebecca Dzubow, MPH, MEM, Suril Mehta, MPH and Brenda Foos, MEM

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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