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Making the Connection 2011: Translating Environmental Health Research into Clinical Practice and Prevention

February 18, 2011 - February 20, 2011
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, Feb. 18-Sunday, Feb. 20
Microbial Sciences Building
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Co-sponsored by PSR Wisconsin

PRECONFERENCE
The Primary Care Approach to Important Pediatric
and Maternal Environmental Health Concerns
Friday Feb. 18, 1~5:30 p.m. Health Sciences Learning Center

Target Audience and Scope of Practice
This conference is designed to meet the needs of practicing physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and residents in primary care specialties who are interested in the effects of environmental exposures on human health. Midwives, public health professionals, environmental activists and scientists are also welcome.

Elements of Competence
This CME activity has been designed to change learner competency and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and medical knowledge.

Purpose and Objectives
This conference will educate health care professionals about important environmental factors affecting human health and how best to use that information in primary care practice. The conference will also build relationships between environmental advocates and health practitioners to advocate cooperatively for public policies that promote a healthy environment.

Participation in this educational activity will improve participants ability to:
1) Present the current state of science on environmental hazards and health effects, and identify barriers and opportunities for addressing key environmental public health problems.
2) Increase the ability of the regional medical community to identify and manage significant adverse environmental health effects, including practical applications for patient care and prevention.
3) Present the rationale for collaboration between health professionals, organizations, and communities to advocate for public policies that promote a healthy environment.
4) Assess the current state of and recommend improvements to environmental health education of health professionals.

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Action Alerts

  • It's time to put our health before polluter profits

    Climate change is endangering us now, harming public health and causing damage to our communities from extreme weather events. Tell your senators that rolling back methane pollution standards, a key step in our fight against climate change, is unacceptable!

  • Tell Congress: Protect our Health -- Oppose extreme anti-health bills

    Congress should ensure that federal agencies enforce laws that protect our water, air quality and public health--not curb the power of those agencies to carry out their mission. Tell your representative you oppose the REINS Act and the Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2017.

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    Climate change is already threatening the Earth’s ability to produce food. These effects are expected to worsen as climate change worsens. Read more »

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  • Fact Sheet on Anti-Health Bills

    The House of Representatives has introduced several bills that will jeopardize federal rules that protect our air, water and overall safety. Read more »

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