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Thu, Apr 11


Virtual Event

Cutting Through the Haze - Part 2

Tools for Measuring Air Quality and Protecting Public Health

Cutting Through the Haze - Part 2
Cutting Through the Haze - Part 2

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Virtual Event

About the event

Fossil fuel infrastructure threatens public health in communities of all sizes across New York. Since 2012, the Environmental Health Project has provided tools for decision makers, residents, and healthcare professionals to protect public health in the face of pollution introduced by the oil and gas industry. These tools elevate policy solutions, science identifying health harms, and local data trends in pollution.

On Thursday, April 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT, please join Grassroots Environmental Education (GEE) and the Environmental Health Project (EHP) for an informative and interactive event to discuss the health impacts of local pollution from fossil fuel infrastructure and other facilities and how you can leverage critical EHP tools to protect public health. This will be the second event in the Cutting Through the Haze series.

This two-hour program will include information on the health effects from air pollutants and the limitations of the standard approach in understanding regional air quality. The experts’ presentations will be followed by interactive discussions focused on Policy & Advocacy Initiatives, Health & Wellness Education, and Data Collection & Analysis. Policymakers, public officials, health professionals, advocates, community members, and organizations are welcome.

The event will focus on air quality issues in New York State. Registration is required.


Break Out Discussion Topics:

Policy & Advocacy Initiatives: Reducing harmful emissions in New York State communities

Those involved in the making or influencing of public policy are encouraged to join this discussion about how to effectively disseminate or utilize information about health-protective policies. EHP’s policy position statements will be referenced in this group.

Health & Wellness Education: Overcoming barriers to engagement in air pollution awareness

Healthcare professionals, public health officials, and community organizations are encouraged to attend this discussion about how to change stakeholder perceptions of air pollution through health education. EHP’s Health Professional Toolkit and Factsheet Library will be referenced in this group.

Data Collection & Analysis: Sustaining citizen science initiatives for the long-haul

Impacted residents and community-based organizations are encouraged to attend this discussion about leveraging community air monitoring networks for action and maintaining resident engagement over time. EHP’s HealthWatch Model will be referenced in this group.

This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Park Foundation.

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