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CHE Partnership call: The Longest Swim: A Journey Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution
Wed, Aug 5
Hosted by the CHE Alaska Working Group


Note: CHE will host no additional calls in August. We will resume our normal call schedule in September. You can access the call archives to listen to MP3 recordings from past calls.

CHE Partnership call: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Cancer as Development Gone Awry
Thurs, September 10
Hosted by the CHE Cancer Working Group


7/29/15: MP3 recording available: The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife and People

7/21/15: MP3 recording available: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Assessing the Carcinogenic Potential of Low-Dose Exposures to Chemical Mixtures in the Environment

7/14/15: MP3 recording available: Towards a New Global Commission on Environmental Pollution

7/9/15: MP3 recording available: Tobacco: Science, Policy, and Prospects: A Conversation with Stanton Glantz, PhD

6/30/15: MP3 recording available: News from the US EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

6/23/15: MP3 recording available: Gestational Diabetes and Environmental Chemical Exposure

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CHE Fertility call: Finding Your Voice: Advocacy for Healthcare Professionals

May 26, 2011

CHE Fertility hosted this call to discuss strategies for health care professionals advocating for changes in policy that will protect patients from environmental risks. Dr. Ted Schettler described the unique role that healthcare professionals play in advocacy, and the best use of existing scientific evidence. Dr. Maye Thompson presented effective approaches for working with advocacy groups and professional organizations. Brenda Afzal discussed advocacy in practice, examining barriers to progress and presenting success stories of clinicians in action. Resources for pursuing opportunities for advocacy were discussed throughout the call.

Featured speakers included:

Ted SchettlerTed Schettler, MD, MPH
Dr. Schettler is Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network and of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. He is the science advisor to the Health Care Without Harm campaign and co-author of "Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment", "In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development" and "Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging". He has published a number of articles on related topics in peer-reviewed journals and has served on advisory committees of the US EPA and National Academy of Sciences.Maye Thompson

Maye Thompson, RN, PhD
Dr. Thompson is the Environmental Health Program Director at Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her PhD is in nursing, with a focus on women's health and policy. She has been an environmental health advocate for 12 years, first as a volunteer, then with PSR. Her interest in Environmental Health was piqued early in her nursing career, working with farm workers in California's Central Valley.

Brenda AfzalBrenda Afzal, MS, RN
Ms. Afzal is the U. S. Climate Policy Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm and an environmental health nurse consultant engaged with initiatives on the local, state and federal level. Ms. Afzal’s extensive advocacy training includes the League of Conservation Voter’s Leadership (LCV) Environmental Leadership Institute training, LCV’s 2002 National Advocacy Academy, and a year long fellowship in Maryland Non-Profit Advocacy Leadership Training. She has served on national advisory committees to the National Safe Drinking Water Advisory Council to the U.S. EPA, the Children’s Environmental Advisory Council and the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Policies and Practices Work Group. 

The call was moderated by Karin Russ, National Coordinator, CHE- Fertility & Reproductive Health Working Group, and recorded for archival purposes.

 

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