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Amplifying Momentum Among the Health Sector for Healthy and Sustainable Communities


Join the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments on Wednesday May 8th @ 11:30 – 6 pm CT for a half day symposium. Health professionals are advocates for holistic well-being. With historic progress and investments in clean energy and sustainable communities, it’s an opportune time for nurses and other health professionals in the Midwest to amplify progress by supporting environmental health at a state, local, and community level. This unique program is designed to equip nurses and health professionals with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities needed to amplify leadership towards advancing impactful action for healthy and sustainable communities.
All health professionals and students are welcome! The event will be held in the Lau Christensen Room at the Goodman Community Center in Madison, WI. This course is pending approval by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP17198. 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.
Scholarships are available for general admission and student general admission. Please reach out to to request a scholarship. 
This event is also being offered virtually. If you would like to join virtually, register as a virtual attendee and a zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the event. 

Agenda (details to be updated as confirmed)

11:30 – 12:00 Registration and Lunch
12:00 – 12:15 Welcome
12:15 – 1:00  Keynote
1:00 – 2:15 Panel: From Rural to Urban – Environmental health Benefits Everyone

  • Moderator: Milagros Elia, MA, APRN, ANP-BC, Advocacy Program Manager, Climate & Clean Energy, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  • Amy Schulz, RN, President, Physicians for Social Responsibility, WI
  • Louise Wilson, MS, BSN, RN, School Nursing/Health Services Consultant at Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Jasmia Hamilton, MS, MA, Senior Program Manager, Well Black Woman®️ Institute & Enterprise Grants, Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
  • Langston Verdin, MPH, Founder, MKE Fresh Air Collective
2:15 – 2:30  Break
2:30 – 4:00 Panel: How Federal Climate Investments Benefit Health on a Local Level

  • Moderator: Abby Novinska-Lois, MPH, CPH, Executive Director, Healthy Climate Wisconsin
  • Lorenza Zebell, Program Manager, Sustain Dane
4:00 – 6:00 Reception