Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke has significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. The US Environmental Protection Agency offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can assist with development of health risk communications strategies to improve public health outcomes.
This workshop, sponsored by NEHA, the World Health Organization and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, is intended for educators/trainers and practitioners working in public and environmental health in order to: gain skills for facilitating collaborative inter/multi-sectoral approaches for promoting healthy and equitable living environments; apply skills to real-world case studies on air pollution from the USA and around the world; address the air pollution problem in the context of health inequities and broader determinants of health; and network with fellow educato
US EPA’s Wildfire Smoke Research, Toolbox and Other Resources Webinar
May 2, 2018
Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke has significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. The US Environmental Protection Agency offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can assist public health professionals with development of health risk communications strategies to improve public health outcomes especially among those at highest risk. These resources can be found on the Smoke Ready Toolbox for Wildland Fires at https://www.epa.gov/air-research/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires. This webinar will provide an overview of these resources. EPA is interested in hearing participants’ feedback on these resources.
Christina Baghdikian- MPH, EPA’s Office of Research and Development
Susan Lyon Stone- MS, EPA Senior Environmental Health Scientists, EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Ali Kamal- PhD, Health Scientist, EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Healthy Heart Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health Webinar
February 28, 2018
The most at-risk populations for air pollution and climate change are older people, particularly those of low socioeconomic status, with established heart and lung disease. This webinar will aim to answer the questions, “How do we use the research and information available to improve the health of these at-risk populations?”, and “What more do we need to guide public health and healthcare action?” The webinar will provide a brief synopsis of our current understanding of air pollution’s adverse health effects, describe the need for a large randomized controlled intervention study to reduce exposure, and will highlight the ongoing efforts to translate, communicate and use research on the impacts of air pollution to educate health care providers and public health officials about what they can do to reduce exposures, and improve health and wellbeing among the at-risk population.
Wayne Cascio- MD and Acting Director of EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, EPA
Susan Lyon Stone- MS, EPA
Janet Wright- MD FACC, Million Hearts; CDC/CMS
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