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Amplifying Momentum Among the Health Sector for Environmental Justice and Climate Action

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Join the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Envirnments and the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment on June 10th for “Amplifying Momentum Among the Health Sector for Environmental Justice & Climate Action” at the Inn at Villnova. Health professionals are advocates for holistic well-being. With historic progress and investments in environmental justice and climate action, it’s an opportune time for health professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region to amplify progress by supporting climate and health at a state, local, and community level.
Held at the Inn at Villanova University, this unique program is designed to inspire, educate, and equip nurses and other health professionals with the knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities to amplify leadership towards advancing climate action for public health, environmental justice, and communities.
All health professionals and students are welcome! Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend and stay until 5 PM will be awarded 5.75 contact hours. For nurses who stay for the full program, film “Trash & Burn”, and the accompanying panel presentation, 7.25 contact hours will be awarded. Social work CEs provided pending approval. Included in the registration fee is lunch (buffet-style catering) and hors d’oeuvres plus 1 complementary bar ticket for those 21 years and older at the reception.

Agenda (details will updated as confirmed)

9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Program Overview

  • Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Co-Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment
  • Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN, Executive Director, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments 
10:30 – 11:00  Keynote 

Poune Saberi, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania and board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility PA

11:00 – 12:00 Environmental Justice Panel

  • Moderator: Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC, Director of Programs, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  • Daniel Smith, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CNE, Assistant Profesor, Villanova University
  • Kate Hoffer, CRNP, DNP, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner, LCH Health and Community Services Kennett Square 
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch and Networking
1:15 – 1:30 Interactive Activity 
1:30 – 2:30 Investments and Opportunities around Climate Action in the Mid-Atlantic

  • Flora Cardonia, Field Director, PennEnvironment
  • Bobby Boyd, SHRM-CP, ICYB, PMP, Management and Program Analyst – Community Engagement, Department of Energy
2:45 – 3:45 Health Panel with Specific Actions

  • Moderator: Milagros Elia, MA, APRHN, ANP-BC, Advocacy Program Manager, Climate & Clean Energy, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  • Erin Kitt-Lewis, PhD, RN, Associate Research Professor, Penn State University 
  • Sarah Bucic, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Policy Consultant, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  • Steve Luxton, Executive Director/CEO, Energy Coordinating Agency
4:00 – 5:00 Reception
5:00 – 6:30  Trash and Burn Film Screening and Panel Discussion 

  • Zulene Mayfield, community member & advocate, Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL)
  • Bilal Motley, filmaker and community member
  • Erin Johnson, RN, MPH, public health nurse, Villanova University
  • Tikia Robinson, community member & advocate