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Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments: Free Webcasts
June 25, 2010, 8:42 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, News

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) recently sponsored a national conference, Our Environment, Our Health a Nurses Call to Action.  Several nationally recognized experts in the field of environmental health gave permission for their presentations to be webcast during the conference.  These stellar presentations generated enthusiastic accolades from conference participants.

ANHE is making those webcasts available to you and your colleagues for viewing at no charge.  Please take a moment to let us know if these presentations were of value to you by sending a message to Katie Huffling at

The Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment is a new organization that convenes individual nurses and representatives of nursing organizations interested in addressing environmental health issues.   Using the blueprint articulated in the Institute of Medicine report, Nursing Health and the Environment, ANHE has developed a strategic plan for the integration of environmental health into nursing education, practice, research, and policy/advocacy work.

Any nurse who is interested in environmental health is welcome to participate in ANHE’s activities and work groups.   For more information please go to or send a message to
Instructions: Select the link below each session to access the webcast. 
Webcast Help:

Keynote Address
“In or Out” of Harms Way: An Ecosocial View of Environment and Health
Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
Science Director
Science and Environmental Health Network
Link to Access:

Plenary Session
Chemical Connections: Troubling New Science About Pollution’s Toll on America’s Health
Jane Houlihan, MSCE
Senior Vice President for Research
Environmental Working Group
Link to Access:

Plenary Session
Confronting the Crisis, Crash, and Collapse: Health Leaders’ Part in Creating Co-beneficial Solutions for Health, Economy, and Environment
Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Environmental Health Sciences
UCLA School of Public Health 
Link to Access:

Lead Poisoning Prevention: Transition to Healthy Homes
Mary Jean Brown, ScD, RN 
Chief, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Link to Access:

Plenary Session
Health Care Response to Climate Change: Where Do We Fit In?
Climate Change: Environmental Impact on Vulnerable Populations
Stephanie M. Chalupka, EdD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAOHN Professor and Director
Master of Science in Nursing Program
Worcester State College

Climate Change and Human Health: Update on Federal Activities
John M. Balbus, MD, MPH
Senior Advisor for Public Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Link to Access:

Our Environment in Crisis: An Opportunity for Nurses
Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Professor and Director
Environmental Health Education Center
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Link to Access:


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