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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 policy.


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.

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