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You have probably heard about Chemicals Policy and maybe wondered what exactly it is, and how it affects health care, and what it means for your institution in particular. The first half of this webinar will explain how Chemicals Policy enables us to move beyond a “one at a time” approach to chemicals of concern toward more comprehensive approaches. We will find out why the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, and the American Public Health Association all recently passed resolutions supporting Chemicals Policy; explore the links between Chemicals Policy and health care; and explain how integrating Chemicals Policy into your policies and practices will benefit your institution.

The second half of the webinar will turn to the nuts-and-bolts of Getting Started on Chemicals Policy at your institution. We will start with a quick review of the strategies presented in the Guide to Choosing Safer Products and Chemicals, and then focus on Ten Steps to Choosing Safer Products and Chemicals at your institution, augmented with case studies related to each suggested step.

Objectives

  • Use the recently adopted AMA, ANA and APHA resolutions to inform internal and external stakeholders
  • List the five specific strategies outlined in the Guide to Choosing Safer Products and Chemicals
  • Identify the ten suggested first steps to take in adopting and implementing Chemicals Policy at their institution

Presenters

Cheyenne Chapman, Health Care Without Harm
Email: Cheyenne_Chapman@comcast.net
Telephone: 503-788-7022
Cheyenne Chapman has a long standing interest in environmental health and chemicals policy reform. She holds a bachelors degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, a law degree from the University of Oregon, and an advanced law degree in Environmental and Natural Resources from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. She completed her legal thesis on Science Policy Choices and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. She is currently working with the HCWH Chemicals Policy Program. She recently served as the first Chemicals Policy Program Director for the Oregon Center for Environmental Health; as a Citizen Representative on the City of Portland/Multnomah County Toxic Reduction Steering Committee and Mercury Reduction Workgroup; and as a member of the Oregon Environmental Council’s CHE-Oregon Media and Research Workgroup. She has attended HCWH Roundtables for health care providers and vendors, and has worked with public health advocates at local, state and regional levels. Cheyenne worked in the public sector as a planner and municipal attorney for many years, and has also worked in the nonprofit sector in programs, administration and fundraising.

Mark Rossi, PHD, Clean Production Action
Email: marksrossi@comcast.net
Telephone: 781.391.6743
Dr. Mark Rossi is the Research Director for Clean Production Action, an environmental group that promotes the development and use of green chemicals, sustainable materials, and environmentally preferable products. He is the co-author of two tools that promote the development and use of safer alternatives to toxic chemicals: The Green Screen for Safer Chemicals and the Plastics Scorecard. Dr. Rossi chairs the Business-NGO Working Group, a collaboration of over 60 businesses and environmental groups who are promoting green chemistry and healthy materials. He also serves on the Steering Committee of Health Care Without Harm, the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Advisory Committee and is a Research Fellow at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. His doctorate is in environmental policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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