On Friday June 3, 2016, Rutgers University hosted a workshop for public health professionals to learn about how a changing climate may affect public health in New Jersey and about strategies to better prepare New Jersey’s public health practitioners and professionals to address these impacts. The workshop was planned planned by the New Jersey Climate Change and Public Health Working Group under the umbrella of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University.
The workshop agenda and presentations are below.
Agenda and Presentations
9:00 AM Welcome and overview of the session
Marjorie Kaplan, Dr.P.H. Associate Director; Rutgers Climate Institute
9:15-10:00 AM Climate Trends in New Jersey
Professor Anthony Broccoli, Ph.D. Department of Environmental Sciences; Rutgers University
10:00-10:30 AM Implications of a Changing Climate on Public Health in New Jersey
Jerald Fagliano, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Clinical Professor and Chair; Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University.
10:45-11:15 AM Overview of Innovative Efforts Across the U.S. – Facilitated by Jeanne Herb, Associate Director; Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Rutgers University Bloustein School
George Luber, Ph.D. Chief; Climate and Health Program, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
11:15 AM - NOON Experiences in Other States – Facilitated by Robert Laumbach, M.D., M.P.H., C.I.H, Associate Professor; Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rutgers University School of Public Health
- Building a scalable and sustainable approach to evaluate climate-related health impacts in Massachusetts - Marc Nascarella, Director; Environmental Toxicology Program, Bureau of Environmental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Implementing the BRACE Framework in Florida - Kristina Kintziger, Environmental Consultant, Florida BRACE Program, Public Health Research Unit, Florida Department of Health
12:00-12:20 PM Challenges Facing Communities in New Jersey - Amy Goldsmith, New Jersey Director; Clean Water Action
12:20-1:00 PM Challenges and Opportunities in New Jersey: A Panel Discussion of New Jersey Public Health Professionals – Facilitated by Colette Lamothe-Galette, Acting Director of Population Health, New Jersey Department of Health
- Kevin McNally; New Jersey Public Health Association
- David Henry, New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials
- George DiFerdinando, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health, Chair, Princeton Board of Health
Workshop Partners included: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University; Rutgers Climate Institute; The New Jersey Public Health Association; The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials; Rutgers School of Public Health; New Jersey Society for Public Health Education; New Jersey Department of Health; Mental Health Association in New Jersey; New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association; Visting Nurse Association Health Group; New Jersey Association of Public Health Nurse Administrators; New Jersey Hospital Association; County Health Rankings & Roadmaps; New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance; New Jersey Health Initiatives; Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University; and New Jersey Environmental Health Association.