In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, David Farrer, MS, PhD, reviews how his colleagues addressed community concerns after high levels of arsenic and cadmium were detected in a Portland neighborhood.
Responding to widespread environmental health concerns with accessible and accurate information involves multiple communication efforts to many audiences. In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, David Farrer, MS, PhD, reviews how his Oregon colleagues addressed community concerns after high levels of arsenic and cadmium were detected in a Portland neighborhood.
In this one-hour webinar, Farrer will use a case study about an art glass manufacturer to illustrate the role of public health in informing regulation to protect people from toxic exposures. The story includes the initial discovery of the air problem, the subsequent local public health and regulatory response, and the resulting policy changes to prevent future events. Throughout the presentation, he will highlight the importance of using good data, risk communication, and collaboration with partner agencies and communities to build allies and make systemic changes.
Register today to learn how to stay on message when responding to environmental health risks.
Date: December 20, 2018, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; environmental health specialists
David Farrer, MS, PhD, Public Health Toxicologist, Oregon Health Authority
About Hot Topics in Practice
Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.