Climate Change

Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on Public Health and Lived Experience

11AM PST/ 2PM EST Monday, October 1, 2018

 Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on Public Health and Lived Experience

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Learn about the latest research on the various health effects of wildfire smoke exposure. Dr. Colleen Reid, assistant professor in Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will provide an overview of what is known and not known about the health impacts of exposure to smoke from wildfires.

EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Wildfires

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 have significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. EPA offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can be used by state environmental and public health agencies to help communicate health risks and ways to reduce exposure with the public before, during and after smoke events.

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.

NEHA Climate Change Committee

NEHA Climate Change Committee

The Climate Change Committee Mission: To be a resource in addressing the environmental and public health impacts from climate change. The Climate Change Committee Goals:

1. Ensure NEHA members have basic climate science information

2. Develop, share, review, and disseminate resources on climate change policies, programs, and best practices to support NEHA, EH professionals, and the public

3. Identify and recommend the needs of the profession, training gaps, challenges, and emerging issues

4. Guide and provide input on NEHA’s climate change programs and projects

 

NEHA Climate Change Committee Members

Richard Valentine
NEHA Climate Change Technical Advisor and Committee Chair,

Director, Air Quality Bureau
Salt Lake County Health Dept.
Salt Lake City, UT

Felix I. Zemel, MCP, MPH, DrPH(c), CBO, RS, DAAS
Committee Co-Chair

Principal
Pracademic Solutions
Needham, MA

Vanessa T. DeArman
Project Coordinator
NEHA, Program & Partnership Development
Denver, CO
vdearman@neha.org

Christine Ortiz Gumina, MPH
Project Coordinator
NEHA, Program and Partnership Development
Washington, DC

Tania M. Busch Isaksen, REHS, PhD, MPH
Lecturer, Dept. Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington, School of Public Health
Seattle, WA

Richard Hicks, MPA
Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability
Columbus Public Health
Columbus, OH

Kathleen Johnson, MPH
Senior Program Coordinator
Public Health Division, Environmental Health
Washington County Dept. of Health and Human Services
Hillsboro, OR

R. Steven Konkel, PhD, MCP, AICP, FRIPH
Principal, Konkel & Associates
Professor, Sr. Research Fellow, Visiting Assoc. Professor
University of Alaska, College of Business and Public Policy
Anchorage, AK

Niki Lemin, MS, RS/REHS, MEP
Director of Environmental Health
Assistant Health Commissioner
Franklin County Public Health
Columbus, OH

Jennie W. McAdams, MPH
Health Promotion & Community Engagement Supervisor
Franklin County Public Health
Columbus, OH

Leon F. Vinci, DHA, MPH, RS
Founder & CEO
Health Promotion Consultants
Roanoke, VA

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