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June 3, 2016 Public Health Workshop

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
  document Kaplan Presentation (7.09 MB)


9:15-10:00 AM Climate Trends in New Jersey

Professor Anthony Broccoli, Ph.D.  Department of Environmental Sciences; Rutgers University
  document Broccoli Presentation (5.49 MB)


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.
  document Fagliano Presentation (4.17 MB)


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
  document Luber Presentation (40.91 MB)


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
document Nascarella Presentation (8.02 MB)


•Implementing the BRACE Framework in Florida - Kristina Kintziger, Environmental Consultant, Florida BRACE Program, Public Health Research Unit, Florida Department of Health
  document Kintziger Presentation (6.06 MB)


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



  pdf Speaker Biographies (174 KB)

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Workshop Partners included: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers UniversityRutgers Climate InstituteThe New Jersey Public Health AssociationThe New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials; Rutgers School of Public Health New Jersey Society for Public Health EducationNew Jersey Department of HealthMental 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.