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Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine; Merchant J, Coussens C, Gilbert D, editors. Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment in Rural America: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.

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Appendix AWorkshop Agenda

REBUILDING THE UNITY OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN RURAL AMERICA

Sponsored by

The Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

The University of Iowa’s College of Public Health

The University of Iowa’s Environmental Health Sciences Research Center

Iowa City, Iowa

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2004

8:30 a.m.Welcome
James Merchant
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Dean, School of Public Health
University of Iowa
8:40 a.m.What Is Environmental Health?
Donald Mattison
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Senior Adviser to the Directors of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Center for Research for Mothers and Children, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
9:10 a.m.Environmental Health in Rural America
Peter Thorne
Director, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center
University of Iowa
9:40 a.m.The Farm Bill and Environmental Health
Ellen Huntoon
Rural Development Coordinator
Office of Senator Tom Harkin
10:15 a.m.Break
The Social Environment in Rural America
Moderator: Joan Blundall, Director of Community-Based Initiatives, Higher Plain, Inc.
10:30 a.m.Future of Family Farms
Neil Harl
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture
Iowa State University
11:00 a.m.From Young to Old, Immigrants to Long-Time Residents: How Demographics Are Shaping Rural America
Sandra Charvat Burke
Research Scientist
Community Vitality Center
Iowa State University
11:30 a.m.General Discussion
12:00 p.mLunch
1:00 p.mLanguage, Culture, and Health
John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas
Administrator, Commission on Latino Affairs
Iowa Division of Latino Affairs
1:30 p.m.Rural Infrastructure: Environmental Health and Beyond
Mary Wakefield
Director, Center for Rural Health
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
2:00 p.m.Rural Mental Health: A Multifaceted Issue
Cecilia Arnold
Mental Health Director
Ligutti Rural Community Support Program
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
2:30 p.m.General Discussion
3:00 p.mNeworking

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2004

8:30 a.m.Welcome Back
James Merchant
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Dean, School of Public Health
University of Iowa
The Role of the Natural Environment
Moderator: David Osterberg, Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health
8:50 a.m.Farming Practices: From Soil Erosion to Pesticide
Mark Ritchie
President, Institute of Agricultural and Trade Policy
9:20 a.m.Water and Air Quality: Challenges for Environmental Health
Jerald Schnoor
Allen S. Henry Chair of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Iowa
9:50 a.m.Ecological Footprint of Iowa Row Crop Agriculture
Ricardo Salvador
Professor, Iowa State University
10:20 a.m.Break
10:35 a.m.Keeping it Clean: Balancing Energy Demand and Air Quality
Erroll Davis
Chairman and CEO
Alliant Energy
11:05 a.m.Renewable Electricity: America’s New Cash Crop
Michael Noble
Executive Director
Minnesotans for Energy-Efficient Economy
11:35 a.m.Opportunities for Communities: Nebraska Environmental Partnerships
Jackie Stumpff
Coordinator
Nebraska Environmental Partnerships Program
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
12:05 p.m.General Discussion
12:20 p.mLunch
The Built Environment and Health
Moderator: Robert Mulqueen, Iowa Environmental Council
1:20 p.m.Urban Encroachment into Rural Areas
Bernard Goldstein
Dean, School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
1:50 p.m.Environmental Health Issues Associated with Iowa’s Occupied and Abandoned Housing
Rita Gergely
Chief, Bureau of Lead Poisoning Prevention
Iowa Department of Public Health
2:20 p.m.Opportunities for Rural Health: Bike Trails, Exercise, and the Built Environment
John Lowe
Professor and Head, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
University of Iowa College of Public Health
2:50 p.m.Investigation of Environmental Exposures and Chronic Disease in Rural Communities: The Agricultural Health Study
Jane Hoppin
Environmental Epidemiologist
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
3:10 p.m.General Discussion
3:40 p.m.Summation
James Merchant
Member, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Dean, School of Public Health
University of Iowa
4:00 p.m.Adjourn
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK56968

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