This report is the summary of the fourth workshop of The Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. Environmental Indicators: Bridging the Chasm Between Public Health and the Environment, continues the overarching themes of previous workshops on rebuilding the unity of health and the environment. The purpose of the workshop was to bring people together from many fields, including federal, state, local, and private partners in environmental health, to examine potential leading indicators of environmental health, to discuss the proposed national health tracking effort, to look into monitoring systems of other nations, and to foster a dialogue on the steps for establishing a nationwide environmental health monitoring system. This workshop brought together a number of experts who presented, discussed, and debated the issues surrounding the implementation of a monitoring system.
Table of Contents
|Workshop Objectives and Charge to Participants||7-8|
|1 Bridging the Chasm Between Health and the Environment: Science and Policy Context||15-22|
|2 Overview of Environmental Health Monitoring and the Use of Indicators||23-34|
|3 Environmental Health Monitoring at the Federal Level||35-52|
|4 Needed Integration of Other Federal Agencies, State Agencies, and Nongovernmental Organizations to Build a Monitoring System||53-70|
|5 The Challenges Ahead||71-80|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||101-106|
|Appendix B: Speakers and Panelists||107-108|
|Appendix C: Workshop Participants||109-118|
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