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EnviRN News – March 24, 2019

March 24, 2019

This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right
Without question or pause

Nursing Summit on Environmental Health

This year the summit will be in Nashville on May 6 and 7 in association with the annual CleanMed Conference. Titled “Calling All Nurses: Leading the Way to Healthy Environments”. Registration is at the CleanMed site. Take a look at the agenda at Summit Agenda, and note you can also get to the registration from that ANHE page.

Fellow Project

With generous funding support from the Kresge Foundation, ANHE has created a new environmental health nurse fellowship program to begin summer 2019. With this program, ANHE will train the first cohort of 30 nurses in a yearlong fellowship on pressing environmental health issues and provide them with the knowledge and support needed to make positive change in their communities.  Info and application guidelines are at Fellow. Yes you have one more week to get that application in. Yes you have one more week to get your friend, colleague, supervisor, supervisee, …. to submit their application. This is going to be a great experience for 30 individuals.

Green New Deal

Video of a presentation at Vanderbilt hosted by our ANHE Climate Committee co-chair is at Green Deal. I don’t know how much longer it will be archived, but it is available at the moment. The GreenFaith folks have some great resources as well. Go to: GreenFaith. Best of all bookmark (does anyone bookmark things anymore?) the Sunrise Movement to keep in touch with the Green New Deal.

CEHN – Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

A five part series that aligns with the CEHN Blueprint Recommendations. Pass on the link to others. I bet the K-12 teacher in your neighborhood will like it. Go to Blueprint.

Year of Air Pollution

The American Lung Association has been fighting the good fight for a long time. Their calendar for the year includes highlighting some successes and some work to be done. Go to: ALA Calendar. Look over the site. Ask yourself if you have a state or regional ALA office near you. Our Barbara Sattler reminds us ALA makes for great partnerships.


You are on the treadmill, DON’T turn on CNN. Rather go to ANHE Podcast and listen to the new ones featuring Anthony Mistretta and Charlotte Wallace. You are miserable from the exercise, but the Beth Schenk podcasts will make you happy. As I have mentioned before there is a way to listen to the Podcasts with that thingee on your phone, but alas my skill level is ….

Climate Change Potpourri 

At the APHA site there is a link that makes it easy to tell your Congress person what you think about the Climate Change Health Protection and Prevention Act. Go to: APHA. Take the CHANT survey at ANHE CHANT. Sunny and warm here this week in Oregon. No part of my brain said – WAIT THAT IS WRONG DON’T ENJOY IT. Read about early spring rain and methane in the Arctic at Methane.

Conferences and Webinars and Such

Association of Public Health Nurses 4/23-4/26 – APHN
CleanMed and ANHE Nursing Summit 5/6-5/9 – Schedule
ACHNE Conference 5/30-6/1 – ACHNE
APHA Annual Conference 11/2-11/6 – APHA
Climate Change and Nursing Video Series – Video
CEHN Protecting Children’s Environmental Health – Blueprint Series
PEHSU National Classroom – PEHSU Webinars and Modules

Be Well!

Tom Engle
Newsletter Ed.

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