Enhancing Environmental Health Practice in the 21st Century
A Public Health Training Network Satellite Broadcast
Program Web site:http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtn/
May 9, 2002
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Environmental health services and sanitation have been the backbone of public health in the United States for many decades. The emergence of many new issues and threats such as Cryptosporidium in drinking water, hantavirus, E. coli O157:H7, West Nile virus, and, most recently, domestic terrorism point to a need for a well-prepared environmental health services (EHS) system and work force that can anticipate, recognize, and respond to these types of threats. In recent years, the capabilities of the EHS system at state, tribal, territorial, and local levels have visibly decreased, which has led to systems that are not adequately prepared to address such threats. EHS experts will address the six goals CDC developed in collaboration with its many environmental health partners to revitalize the EHS system. The program will highlight the issues, challenges, and activities facing the EHS system in the 21st century. The broadcast will include presentations, discussion, and audience participation.
To provide information on 1) the need to improve and revitalize the nationís environmental health services (EHS) system and 2) CDCís strategy and activities to accomplish this task.
Participants will ó
appreciate that EHS is a critical component of public
understand the need to improve the EHS system in the
become acquainted with CDCís strategy to revitalize
recognize the need to develop and implement plans to
recognize the importance of developing and expanding
Environmental health (EH) practitioners and managers; directors of health departments and other public health officials; EH program directors and managers; agriculture program directors and managers; food protection program directors and managers; public health nurses; environmental protection practitioners; policy makers; boards of health; academic institutions; national advocacy organizations; and civic leaders.
Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, Director, NationalCenter for Environmental Health (NCEH), CDC
Patrick J. Meehan, MD , Director, Division ofEmergency and Environmental Health Services (DEEHS), NCEH, CDC
Sharunda Buchanan, PhD, Chief, EnvironmentalHealth Services Branch (EHSB), DEEHS, NCEH, CDC
CAPT Patrick O. Bohan, RS, MS, MSEH, SeniorEnvironmental Health Scientist, EHSB, DEEHS, NCEH, CDC
CDC partners, representing a variety of agencies andorganizations
Continuing Education Credit
Information will be posted when available.
Satellite Technical Specifications
This broadcast will be available on C- and Ku-bands. Technical specifications will be posted approximately 20 days prior to the broadcast. Call 888-232-3299 (or 877-232-1010 for the hearing/speech impaired), and enter document #130023 when prompted..
Registration and Viewing Instructions
Visithttp://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtnonline/ to register online for this course. Site registration will begin March 2002. Individual registration will begin April 2002. For questions about registration, call 1-800-41-TRAIN.