Online Program

Hydraulic fracturing in eastern Ohio and community relevant information sources

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Sarah Elam, Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Erin Haynes, DrPH, MS, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Hydraulic fracturing is rapidly developing in eastern Ohio. Dr. Haynes will share the status of hydraulic fracturing in this rural Appalachian region. Dr. Haynes will also summarize the findings of the NIEHS study with respect to identifying the current sources and credibility of information and how various communities think information should be communicated. Dr. Haynes will also share our team's educational strategy for hydraulic fracturing health risk communication based on our study findings.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the status of hydraulic fracturing in eastern Ohio. Discuss the differences in credible information sources by various community members. Describe how community members think information about hydraulic fracturing should be communicated.

Keyword(s): Community Outreach, Community Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Community Outreach and Engagement Program Coordinator for the NIEHS Center for Environmental Genetics in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. I conducted the interviews discussed in the abstract/presentation. My bachelor of arts degree is in journalism, and I have 10 years of experience writing and communicating a wide variety of public interest topics.
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.