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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session C 12

Building Capacity and Consistency Across States: The State Environmental Health Indicators Collaborative

Description of Session:

In 2004, the State Environmental Public Health Indicators Collaborative (SEHIC) was established to convene a group of willing collaborators to begin to work together to develop and compare indicators for use within environmental health surveillance and practice. Panel participants will provide a brief history of the SEHIC and its role within the context of national environmental public health surveillance. Results from three preliminary SEHIC workgroups—on air quality, asthma and drinking water—will be shared with attendees. Multiple preliminary measures were identified and developed within these topic areas. Each indicator is presented in a template based upon previous CDC/CSTE work, describing the significance, background, data sources and limitations of the indicator, with a how-to guide for replicating the methods of deriving the measure in a standard way. Future goals of SEHIC will be discussed, including the development of guidance documents and reporting formats, expanding the number of indicators and topic areas, and continuing the development of practical, user-friendly templates and how-to guides for state-level environmental public health indicator development.

Presenter(s) E-mail

Moderator: Amy Kyle; PhD, MPH

Presenter 1:

Name: Catherine Thomsen, MPH
Title of Presentation: Environmental Public Health Indicators for Asthma

Presenter 2:

Name: James VanDerslice, PhD
Title of Presentation: Environmental Public Health Indicators for Drinking Water

Presenter 3:

Name: Paul English, PhD
Title of Presentation: Environmental Public Health Indicators for Ambient Air Quality