July 20, 2016
Community Engagement Tour
Local environmental justice and public health leaders led a bus tour of the waterfront areas lining Chelsea’s borders to show the proximity of significant industrial impacts that abut densely populated, low-income and ethnically diverse neighborhoods to demonstrate the extreme vulnerability of catastrophic disaster; demonstrate how residents’ environment and public health has been unfairly burdened (and worsened) for regional benefits; and demonstrate the insurmountable persistence the community has to tip the scales so that they are achieving accountability from industrial neighbors, policy makers and other people in positions of power.
DR2 Workshop Details
The NIH Disaster Research Response (DR2) workshop was held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. For additional information, please visit the DR2 Workshop page for more information.
Purpose and Scope of the WTP Workshop/Awardee Meeting
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of environmental health science research at the National Institutes of Health. The Division of Environmental Health Sciences was established in 1966, and was elevated to a full-fledged institute in 1969, with a mission of discovering how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has been making significant contributions to the field ever since. Throughout 2016, NIEHS is celebrating this milestone by highlighting our research on environmental exposures and our impacts on human health.
This workshop focused on NIEHS’s role in the response to various environmental health events and reflected on historical themes.
|9:00-9:10 a.m.||Welcome from Our Local Hosts
|9:10-9:30 a.m.||Kick Off
|9:30-10:30 a.m.||Origins of NIEHS and the Superfund Program
MODERATOR: Donald Elisburg, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training
|10:40-11:00 a.m.||Historical Timeline Summary and Activity
FACILITATOR: Kevin Riley, Ph.D., Western Region Universities Consortium, University of California, Los Angeles
|11:00 a.m.-Noon||Program History from the Grantee Perspective
MODERATOR: Heather Henry, Ph.D., NIEHS SRP
|1:00-2:00 p.m.||NIEHS Support for Capacity Building to Respond to Emerging Threats
MODERATOR: Craig Slatin, Sc.D., New England Consortium/Civil Service Employees Association
|2:30-3:30 p.m.||Health Events that Changed the Programs (Program Turning Points)
FACILITATOR: Linda Delp, Ph.D., Western Region Universities Consortium, University of California, Los Angeles
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||Future Vision of the Programs
MODERATOR: Demia Wright, NIEHS WTP
|4:30-5:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks