Policy and advocacy -- problems, solutions, and public health
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Public health or related nursing
Identify how to effectively communicate the nurse perspective on the failure of existing chemical regulations to adequately meet public health needs, and make recommendations for improvements. Describe how to effectively communicate the need for adjustments in the marketplace in materials selection, in order to improve environmental health and meet public health needs Name four examples of regulatory failures, their impacts on the marketplace, and their threats to public health.
Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Nurses
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have developed and led various policy and advocacy programs for nurses, health-affected organizations, and environmental health and justice organizations for over 20 years. My efforts have included groundbreaking reports about chemical body burden in health care professionals, toxic chemicals in common products, and green and healthy building materials. I have given numerous presentations to nurses focused on women's environmental health.
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.