Air Quality

NACCHO Webinar: Legionella

Legionella Webinar: Exploring National Guidance and Local Experiences May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Legionnaires’ disease is a respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria, which can be found in the water systems of large buildings. In 2016, there were an estimated 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States. NACCHO invites you to learn more about Legionella and the available resources and recommendations for protecting your community.

US EPAs Wildfire Smoke Webinar

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.

Health in All Policies Workshop

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

Air Quality Webinars

US EPA’s Wildfire Smoke Research, Toolbox and Other Resources Webinar

May 2, 2018

Description:

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. 

Speakers:
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

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Healthy Heart Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health Webinar 

February 28, 2018
 

Description:

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.

Speakers:
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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Radon Data Standardization Webinar

Topics / Featured Speakers:

  • Radon Pilot Project, Michele Monti, MS, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Radon Communications Toolkit, Holly Wilson, MHSE, CHES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Radon Data Collection in Washington State, Tina Echeverria, PhD, Washington State’s Tracking Portal

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Radon Mitigation Proficiency Course

Boost Your Earning Potential By Expanding into the Field of Radon Mitigation!

Through hands-on instruction, you will learn radon mitigation theory and the latest techniques used to diagnose and correct radon problems. You will leave the class with the know-how to design and set up a working radon mitigation system. This course will also prepare you to sit for national (either NRPP or NRSB) or state radon mitigation certification exams.

Topics covered in the Radon Mitigation Proficiency Course include:

Radon Measurement Proficiency

From radon science basics to certification test preparation, our Radon Measurement Proficiency course is your best introduction to the why, how and when of measuring radon gas. In addition to learning the science of radon, this course will prepare you to sit for national (NRPP, NRSB) or state radon measurement certification programs.

In this 2-day radon measurement training class, you will learn:

Ecological Risk Assessment

This two-day program provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of regulatory expectations of ecological risk assessments from both federal and state perspectives. Participants will learn to help clients understand how the ecological risk assessment process aids in developing realistic approaches to remediating sites. LSRPs will gain more perspective on the role that ecological risk assessment plays in establishing site clean-up goals.

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