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Government Affairs Webinars

NFS Council of Public Health Consultants 

September 24, 2020

Description

The NSF Council of Public Health Consultants heard from NEHA Director of Government Affairs Doug Farquhar on state legislative summaries of environmental health legislation, including discussions on enacted legislation related to body art, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), toxics and chemicals, and food safety.

Moderator

Paul Olson, American Water Works Association

Speaker

Doug Farquhar, JD, Director of Government Affairs, National Environmental Health Association

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Bridging the Gaps Between Environmental Quality and Public Health

September 16, 2020

Description

The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) hosted a webinar panel discussion on Bridging the Gaps Between Environmental Quality and Public Health. The webinar aimed to foster a deeper understanding of the connections between public health and environmental protection. The panel discussed opportunities for professionals and stakeholders in both fields to bridge the gaps and inform each other’s efforts for positive change.

Moderators

Julie Lawson, CAC Vice Chair; Director, Mayor's Office of the Clean City, Washington, DC

Surili Patel, Deputy Director for the Center for Public Health Policy, American Public Health Association

Panelists

Doug Farquhar, JD, Director of Government Affairs, National Environmental Health Association

Adrienne Hollis, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Liz Perera, Climate Policy Director, Sierra Club

Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Nse Obott Witherspoon, Executive Director, Children's Environmental Health Network

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Food Safety Legislation Now and Future

April 10, 2020

Description

A Chat With Doug Farquhar: In 2019, state legislatures introduced more than 750 bills related to food and food safety, with 132 enacted and 17 adopted into law. Laws in 42 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, were enacted regarding food. New Jersey and New York had the most bills related to the topic (63 and 59, respectively), followed by Hawaii (46). At the opposite end, Alaska and Ohio did not have any bills in 2019 related to food safety. 

Speaker

Doug Farquhar, JD, Director of Government Affairs, National Environmental Health Association

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