Public Health Response to Large Scale Water Contamination
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This Journal Club webinar was originally presented on February 24, 2016. The presenter will begin by describing the study methodologies used in the journal articles to be discussed. This will be followed by a discussion of the results of the studies under consideration and implications for current clinical and public health practice.
- Identify major water contamination incidents in the US
- Describe potential water contamination related risks
- Evaluate the public health response to large scale water contamination
Articles to be discussed:
- Intentional and Inadvertent Chemical Contamination of Food, Water, and Medication
MCKay C and Scharman EJ
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2015; 33(1): 153-1772.
- Incidence of waterborne lead in private drinking water systems in Virginia
Pieper KJ, Krometis LH, Gallagher DL, Banham BL, and Edwards M
Journal of Water and Health 2015; 13(3): 897-9083.
- Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children Associated with the Flint Drinking Water Crisis: A Spatial Analysis of Risk and Public Health Response
Hanna-Attisha M, LaChance J, Sadler RCS, and Schnepp AC
American Journal of Public Health 2016; 106(2): 283-290
Stormy Monks, PhD, MPH, CHES
Public Health Specialist/Core Consultant
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Region 6 PEHSU
Dr. Stormy Monks is an Assistant Professor with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. She currently serves as a Research Scientist for the Department of Emergency Medicine – Division of Simulation Education. In addition, Dr. Monks serves as a Core Consultant – Public Health Specialist for the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Dr. Monks has presented her research at various local, regional, and national conferences. She has also authored several publications focusing on alcohol and drug research, sexual victimization, self-esteem, and risky lifestyle behaviors. Moreover, she has been engaged in mentoring master level and medical students in research activities and is an active participant in collaborative research groups both locally and nationally.
Approximate Completion Time
Continuing Education Information
This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners.
Origination Date – 03/29/2016
Expiration Date – 03/29/2018
1.0 CME (for physicians)
1.0 CME (attendance for non-physicians)
1.0 CNE (for nurses)
.10 CEU (for other professionals)
1.0 CHES (for certified health education specialists)
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.
Photo Credit: Tap water in a Flint hospital on Oct. 16, 2015. (Photo: Joyce Zhu / Flintwaterstudy.org)
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