Online Program

Meeting community health needs through environmental labs

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Heidi Klein, MSPH, Health Surveillance, Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, VT
Heidi (formerly the Principal at HK Consulting), will discuss the goals and process behind APHL's initiative: Meeting Community Health Needs through Environmental Labs. From day one, Heidi provided strategic consultation to the APHL project and forum that aimed to better connect local communities with their public health laboratories. In her current position within Vermont's state public health system, Heidi should also be able to discuss the limitations of the system that may make it difficult for communities to access their laboratories.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe efforts to connect concerned communities with environmental & public health laboratories.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Over a period of 3 years, I have worked with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) to develop strategic directions for public health laboratories in developing capacity and leadership to address future environmental health needs.
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.