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The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement: New Book by NWCPHP Instructor

Kate Davies has authored a new book, “The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement," scheduled for release with a celebration planned for Earth Day, April 22, in Seattle, Washington.

Kate Davies has authored a new book, titled “The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement." A celebration is planned for Earth Day, April 22, in Seattle, Washington.

April 4, 2013

NWCPHP instructor Kate Davies, DPhil, MA, has authored a new book, The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement. The book takes a comprehensive look at the environmental health movement, so it's fitting that Davies will host an Earth Day book launch on April 22 at the iLEAP offices in the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle from 7–9 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

As an environmental health expert with 35 years of activism in the field, Davies describes the movement’s historical, ideological, and cultural roots in the book. Davies goes on to depict the strategies and successes of the movement, which was born in 1978 and was the first environmental movement to focus on the impacts of the environment on human health. For more information about the book, go to: www.environmentalhealthmovement.org.

Michael Lerner, president of Commonweal and co-founder of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, Health Care Without Harm and the Health and Environmental Funders Network says that Davies has “made an invaluable contribution to all those who care—or should care—about what environmental contaminants are doing to us and to all life on earth.” He describes The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement as “an ambitious book in the best sense of the word. Davies seeks to synthesize a tremendous amount of information, and to begin to write history as it is happening.”

 

Davies is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington and core faculty in the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University Seattle. At NWCPHP, she is an instructor for a number of training programs, including the Leadership Institute, the Summer Institute, and the Public Health Management Certificate. The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

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