Elections and Environmental Health

December 9, 2014
09:00 am US Eastern Time

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What do you think the 2014 US mid-term election results mean for environmental health over the coming two years? What might be the impact on research funding and priorities? Children’s health? Community health? 

On this call Michael Lerner, PhD, President of Commonweal, and Shelley Hearne, DrPH, MPH, Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discussed the implications of the recent mid-term election results for the field of environmental health, including both challenges and opportunities. Following the discussion between Michael and Dr. Hearne, we opened the call for a conversation with participants.

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Shelley Hearne, DrPH, MPH, is the director of the Forsythia Foundation, director of the Big Cities Health Coalition, and a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously Dr. Hearne was the managing director of the Pew Health Group of The Pew Charitable Trusts overseeing its food safety, medical safety, research and biomedical programs. She was also the founding Executive Director of the Trust for America’s Health, the Executive Director of the Pew Environmental Health Commission, the Acting Director of the NJ DEP Office of Pollution Prevention, and a scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council. She was the Chair of the American Public Health Association’s Executive Board and Vice President of the Council on Education for Public Health.

This call was moderated by Michael Lerner, President of Commonweal.