2016 Childrens Environmental Health Summit – Event Videos

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Event Videos


DAY 1

2016 Children’s Environmental Health Summit – Opening Remarks

  • Traditional Welcome – Lee Stephan – First Chief, Native Village of Eklutna
  • Ethan Berkowitz – Mayor of Anchorage
  • Pamela Miller – Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics


First Plenary: Our Children, Our Future: Health Disparities Among Alaska’s Children 

  • Rosemary Ahtuangaruak – Inupiaq Tribal Leader, Former Village Health Aide
  • Allison Kelliher, MD – Tribal Doctor, Family and Integrative Medicine, Southcentral Foundation
  • Vi Waghiyi – Native Village of Savoonga Tribal Member; Environmental Health and Justice Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics
  • Lisa Wade – Council Member/Director of Health, Education & Social Services, Nay’dini’aa Na’


 Second Plenary: Opportunities and Initiatives to Protect the Health and Environment of Children

  • Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD – Director, Office of Children’s Health Protection, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kimberly Gray, PhD – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (remote presentation)
  • Nica Louie – National Center for Environmental Research, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Maureen Swanson, MPA – Learning Disabilities Association of America; Co-Director of Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neurodevelopmental Risks)
  • Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH – Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network

 


Respiratory Health Crisis – A Case Study from Fairbanks

  • Patrice Lee – Citizens for Clean Air


Third Plenary: Science to Action – Creating a Broad-Based Movement for the Protection of Future Generations

  • Charlotte Brody, RN – National Coordinator, Healthy Babies Bright Futures; Vice President, Healthy Initiatives, BlueGreen Alliance


Fourth Plenary: State of the Science – Endocrine Disruption and Birth Defects

  • Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD Executive Director, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
  • David Carpenter, MD – Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany
  • Vi Waghiyi – Native Village of Savoonga Tribal Member; Environmental Health and Justice Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics


Fifth Plenary: State of the Science – Childhood Cancer

  • Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH – Boston University
  • Rosemary Ahtuangaruak – Inupiaq Tribal Leader, Former Village Health Aide


Sixth Plenary: Tools for Environmental Health Investigations

  • Madeleine Scammell, PhD  Boston University


DAY 2

First Plenary: State of the Science – Neurodevelopment

  • Philippe Grandjean, MD – Harvard School of Public Health (remote presentation)
  • Donna Erickson – Mother and Tribal Member from Unalakleet


 


Second Plenary: Engaging Healthcare Professionals in Policy Actions to Protect Children’s Health

  • Katie Huffling, RN, CNM – Alliance of Nurses for A Healthy Environment


Third Plenary: Protecting Future Generations – The Need to Address Historical Trauma

  • Lisa Ellanna – Director, Kawerak Katirvik Cultural Center, Nome
  • Kathy Sanchez – Environmental Health and Justice Program Manager, TEWA Women United


 


Creating Consensus for the Protection of Children’s Environmental Health

  • Elise Miller, MEd – Director, Collaborative on Health and the Environment
  • Vi Waghiyi – Native Village of Savoonga Tribal Member; Environmental Health and Justice Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics


Reports from Working Groups, Final Recommendations, and Closing Remarks

  • Policy Working Group – Facilitated by Elise Miller; Rapporteur Patrice Lee
  • Research Working Group – Facilitated by Carol Kwiatkowski; Rapporteur Madeleine Scammell
  • Environment Working Group – Facilitated by Nsedu Obot Witherspoon; Rapporteur Opik Ahkinga
  • Healthcare Working Group – Facilitated by Katie Huffling; Rapporteur
  • Education and Outreach Working Group – Facilitated by ; Rapporteur Samantha Englishoe


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