5121.0 Equity, access, and sustainability: Persistent challenges to population health in rural America

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The purpose of the proposed session is to examine equity, access and sustainability with regard to population health in rural America. This is a relevant session because rural America is often home to rampant inequalities in access to health services and pollution burden because of its relative isolation. This session is important because it highlights both the problem as well as solutions in building community self-efficacy in designing healthier communities and in managing chronic diseases.
Session Objectives: 1. Learners will be able to discuss public health effects of pollution. 2. Learners will be able to identify public policies that positively affect the environment and improve health outcomes. 3. Learners will be able to analyze the ways in which building community capacity to engage on health issues can increase their quality of life.

Causes and Environmental Health Consequences of Pollution Havens
Michele Morrone, PHD and Tania Basta, PhD, MPH, CHES

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Socialist Caucus, Vision Care Section

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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