An update from the Wisconsin conference
February 23, 2011
From February 18 -20,
more than 90 health care professionals and environmental advocates met in
Madison, Wisconsin, to share the latest research showing environmental
toxins impact on public health. Conference participants heard from
experts on maternal & child health, reproductive health, and
the impacts of our current energy policy on public health. Most
importantly, participants learned the importance of the health care
professional in influencing public policy and ways to apply
environmental health assessment tools to their clinical practice.
True to its name, Making
the Connection 2011 brought together concerned health care professionals,
scientists & researchers, and environmental advocates. Together we
can have influence public policy and inform clinical practice to acheive
improved health outcomes for our patients. Pictured below are some of the
conference faculty and participants:
Dr. Henry Anderson, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, gives
concrete examples of how the health care professional can influence public
Making the Connection 2011 Planning Committee: Karin Ringler, Ann
Behrmann, Mat Karwowski, Jennifer Feyerherm, Monica Vohmann, and Pam Kleiss.
Minnesota PSR member Alan Hoffman,
Conference keynote speaker Wilma Subra, and Maureen McCue of Iowa PSR.
Ann Behrmann, Monica Vohmann, Alan Hoffman, Bob Gould, Karin Ringler,
Jonathan Patz, Jeff Patterson, Pam Kleiss, John Rachow, and Maureen McCue.