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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session D 2

Involving the Community in Local Environmental Health Issues

Description of Session

All state and federal environmental health agencies agree that the affected public must be involved in environmental health issues that are addressed by governmental action. In fact, most of these agencies have a formal community involvement structure within their organizations. Because each issue and community has unique aspects, a uniform structured approach would be inappropriate and unsuccessful to achieve the desired cooperation from community members. Nonetheless, it is important to capture and learn from past successful community involvement activities. This session will highlight innovative community involvement approaches that can serve as models for others. The audience will have an opportunity to critique the approaches and voice opinions as we seek to share lessons learned.

Presenter(s) E-mail
Moderator: Jayne Michaud, MPH michaud.jayne@epa.gov

Presenter 1: Suzanne Wells, MS

Title of Presentation: Measuring Customer Satisfaction with EPA's Community Involvement Efforts

wells.suzanne@epa.gov

Presenter 2: Phil Brown, PhD

Title of Presentation: A Model Home Equity Loan Program for Areas with Highly Contaminated Property

phil_brown@brown.edu

Presenter 3: Diana Tarrant, MSPH

Title of Presentation: A Model Home Equity Loan Program for Areas with Highly Contaminated Property

Diana_tarrant@unc.edu

Presenter 4: Maria Teran-MacIver, Kris Larson and Paula Peters, BSN, MSN

Title of Presentation: Alternative Approaches to Community Health Education in Vieques, PR

mnt0@cdc.gov