Informing Decision-Making Through Health Assessment

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Aug 12 2015, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST


ATSDR - Safeguarding Communities from Harmful Chemicals: A Five-Part Webinar Series

APHA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are proud to co-sponsor a five-part webinar series highlighting the vital work of the ATSDR. The series explores the Agency's role as an integral partner in: determining chemical threats; supporting communities with their environmental health concerns; protecting children and vulnerable populations; and supporting the specific needs of Native Tribes. 

Part III – Informing Decision-Making though Health Assessment

Wednesday, August 12, 1:30–2:30 p.m. EDT

Welcome back to the series! In our third webinar, participants will learn about the health assessment process ATSDR uses to determine whether chemicals in the environment pose a risk to the health of communities. 

Listen to the recorded webinar.

View the webinar slides (PDF): Introduction, ATSDR's Perspective, Conclusion and Recommendations

Welcome and Moderator:

Charles Brokopp, DrPH, Director, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Past President, Association of Public Health Laboratories


Jill Dyken, PhD, PE, Environmental Health Scientist, Division of Community Health Investigations, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Jack Kelly, On-Scene CoordinatorHazardous Site Cleanup Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

Recordings of the first two webinars are available online: Introducing ATSDR and Supporting Communities with Tools and Resources.

This webinar was funded through cooperative agreement U38OT000131 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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