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I'm a nurse-midwife and am interested in how environmental exposures can impact our reproductive health.


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2011 Reach the Decision Makers Training

March 10, 2011 by Katie Huffling   Comments (0)

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I just found out I was selected to be one of this year's fellows in the Reach the Decision Makers program sponsored by the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. I am thrilled! This program is designed to help scientists, community leaders, nurses, physcians, and other health professionals:

  • Become a powerful communicator on environmental and reproductive health science.
  • Learn to work in collaborative teams to educate the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on reproductive environmental health issues of importance to you and/or your community.
  • Develop the skills and tools necessary to effectively engage USEPA policy makers.
  • Establish relationships and partnerships with USEPA staff.
I think these are all skills that many of us who are interested in environmental health would find useful in our nursing practices, no matter what area of nursing we are in. Over the course of the program I will be writing blog posts about what I learn so stay tuned for what promises to be a very enlightening (and exciting) journey.