PFAS: Exposure Reduction Strategies: A Focus on EJ Communities

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

Title:         Exposure Reduction Strategies: A focus on EJ Communities
Date:         March 15, 2023
Time:        12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Speaker:   Pam Miller, founder and Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)

The challenges of and solutions for reducing PFAS contamination in EJ communities will be discussed.

Pamela K. Miller is founder and Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT). ACAT is an environmental health and justice research, policy, and advocacy organization. She brings more than 30 years of research, education, and advocacy experience to her present work. She serves as Principal Investigator for community-based participatory research projects funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Pamela received a Meritorious Service Award from the University of Alaska and Alaska Conservation Foundation’s Olaus Murie Award in recognition of her “long-term outstanding professional contributions to the conservation movement in Alaska.” Prior to coming to Alaska, she served as Ocean Issues Technical Coordinator for the Washington Department of Ecology and Director of a marine science education center at Nisqually Reach in southern Puget Sound. She received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Washington State. She served as a community liaison for the recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report, Guidance on PFAS Exposure, Testing, and Clinical Follow-up (2022) https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/guidance-on-pfas-testing-and-health-outcomes.

ECHO PFAS Series

This series is based on Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) strategies. It is an innovative tele-mentoring program designed to create virtual communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers and subject matter experts using videoconference technology, brief lecture presentations, and case-based learning, fostering an “all learn, all teach” approach.  

Participants are engaged in the bi-directional virtual knowledge network by sharing clinical challenges and learning from experts and peers.  

During an ECHO session, participants present real (anonymized) cases to the specialists—and each other—for discussion and recommendations. Participants learn from one another, as knowledge is tested and refined through a local lens. https://hsc.unm.edu/echo/what-we-do/about-the-echo-model.html

Each participant will earn one CE for attending each session. There is no cost for participating in any of the sessions.
 

MACCHE ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

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