Children's health and sustainability at the EPA: A commitment to sustainability is also a commitment to children's health
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Discuss childhood as a series of life stages and children’s particular vulnerabilities Discuss a brief history of sustainability Explain the connection between children’s health and sustainability Recommend ways to achieve sustainability using children’s environmental health indicators Analyze children’s health as a way to evaluate successful sustainability programs
Keyword(s): Children's Health, Sustainability
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an ASPH Environmental Health fellow in EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection where I assist staff on a number of scientific and regulatory agenda items. My efforts this year focus on more fully incorporating children's health into sustainability initiatives. I am uniquely qualified for this work, having spent several years working on sustainability and environmental justice throughout my academic career and with the Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.