members address the public health concerns of
the people and communities they serve. In fiscal
year 2002, ATSDR reached more than 80,000
health professionals through its funding of 10
national organizations. A listing of these orga-
nizations and a highlight of each organization's
fiscal year 2002 activities follow.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
maintains a SafetyNet ListServ and is con-
ducting a long-term evaluation of its environ-
mental health course.
American Association of Occupational
Health Nurses (AAOHN) has developed
a "Core Curriculum for Environmental
American College of Medical Toxicology
(ACMT) is providing a network of experts
in medical toxicology whom ATSDR staff
members in regional offices can consult for
assistance with chemical releases and other
toxic impacts on human health.
American College of Preventive Medicine
participated in a FEMA Comprehensive Hazmat
modules, including one on health effects
Emergency Response--Community Assessment
related to Iodine-131.
Program (CHER-CAP) drill in May 2002 at
Association of Occupational and Environ-
Tri-Town, Connecticut, that included simulated
mental Clinics (AOEC) reached more than
disaster stress related scenarios to see if first
450 health professionals with site-specific
responders could recognize and properly treat
information and education at the Super-
health conditions related to disaster stress.
fund communities of Calcasieu, Louisiana;
Elkhart, Indiana; Fishkill, New York; and
ATSDR's Health Education
Vasquez Boulevard and I-70, Colorado.
and Promotion Partnerships
Association of State and Territorial Health
Officials (ASTHO) conducts health and envi-
with National Organizations
ronment electronic seminars.
ATSDR has worked with a variety of national
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) had
organizations since 1989. It conducts many
1,605 hits on environmental health materials
public health education and promotion activi-
on its Web site.
ties through collaborative projects and part-
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
nerships with national organizations of health
(NAHH) continues to implement the
professionals. These activities build capacity by
National Hispanic Environmental Health
increasing knowledge of environmental medi-
Education Network, designed to increase
cine and public health issues for members of
the knowledge of health professionals and
the participating organizations and by helping
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