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Committees

Topic Committees 

Children's Environmental Health increases awareness and promotes collaborative efforts aimed at reducing environmental risks to children’s health in areas where they live, learn and play. The committee has developed a toolkit of resources for parents and educators to teach children about how the environment affects human health. CEH has also developed two important fact sheets on Climate Change and Childhood Cancer that condense their Policy Statement Protecting Children's Environmental Health: A Comprehensive Framework. Co-chairs: Leyla McCurdy & Patricia Lasley

Climate Change & Health — connects professionals from diverse backgrounds, communicates climate change and health policy development, and supports climate change and health activities and policies aimed at effective preventive strategies. Co-chairs: Raquel Silva & Matthew Weinburke

Environmental Justice — works on environmental justice issues in underserved communities and organizes community outreach at the APHA Annual Meeting.
Chair: Roxanne James & Denise Patel 

Food & Environment Working Group — a joint initiative of the APHA Food and Nutrition Section and the Environment Section. FEWG works at the intersection of food, nutrition and the environment to protect public health by cultivating and promoting a healthy, just and sustainable food system. Some of our work at APHA includes coordinating an annual pre-conference food systems tour, promoting a healthy food environment at the conference, supporting policies developed by the Food & Nutrition and Environment Sections, and fostering a dynamic network of interdisciplinary public health practitioners with an interest in food systems issues. 
Chair: Bianca Cornelius Liaison: Danielle Ramos 

Noise & Health — raises awareness of and examines the intersection of noise and health. Chair: Jamie Banks

Water & Health — works on collaborative efforts towards global water sustainability for better health. Co-chairs: Azizur Molla & Kyana Young 

General Committees

Program Planning — develops an exciting scientific program for the APHA Annual Meeting. Creates a call for abstracts, establishes a review committee, facilitates the review of full session proposals and individual abstracts, and organizes sessions representing the environment section's priorities. Co-chairs: Ursula Lauper, Kyra Naumoff, & Inyang Uwak

Policy - organizes the Environment Section's policy initiatives and navigates the APHA policy proposal system. Co-chairs: Toby Levin & Charles Cange 

Treasurer & Fundraising - manages the Section's finances. Chair: Terence O'Shea

Awards - coordinates special recognition and awards from the Section to deserving practitioners. Chair: Vacant 

Nominations — coordinates elections of Section Councilors and Governing Councilors. Chair: Vacant 

Communication — informs members about activities that are happening in the Environment Section. Chair: Vacant 

Membership — focuses on membership recruitment, retention and involvement. Chair: Vacant

Student Involvement — comprises faculty and staff of accredited schools and programs in public health as well as recent alumni and current students at the masters and doctoral levels. The committee coordinates student involvement in the Section and at the APHA Annual Meeting. Chair: Rhea Goswami

Liaisons

Liaison to Action Board — Michele Okoh 

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