Chesapeake PSR

Workshops and Webinars

Your Home, Your Yard: Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club - Montgomery County Group, Safe Grow Montgomery, October 5, 2017, United Church of Christ Seneca Valley, Germantown, Maryland. Selected Materials. Dr. Sara Via's Presentation: Gardening in Changing Climate. Randy Gentry's Presentation: Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation and Solar. Handout from BGE:  25 Ways to Save EnergyChesapeake PSR's Handout: Energy Efficiency: The Cheapest, Cleanest and Healthiest Source of PoweryHandout: Websites for Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation.

Maryland's Fracking Win: A Public Health Perspective, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Halt the Harm - May 17, 2017, Webinar. Selected materials.  Hydraulic Fracturing: Will Maryland Hinder the Work of Medical and Health Professionals? No Secrets Petition. Is Fracking Safe: We have a Right to KnowHow Fracking Non-Disclosure Agreements Suppress Important Health Information; Writer Makes False Claims About EPA Findings; The Maryland State Medical Society Resolution, 13-13, Fracking; The Pennsylvania Medical Society Support for a Moratorium on FrackingMarcellus Shale Safe-Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission, Maryland; Marcellus Shale Public Health StudyHealth and Energy Brief: The Health Effects of FrackingHealth and Energy Brief: Fracking Regulations Cannot Protect Maryland; Health Professional Letter in Support of a Fracking Ban in Maryland

Lead and Children: Improving Public Policy and Reducing Children's Exposure, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (Chesapeake PSR); Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; Sierra Club Maryland Chapter; Maryland Environmental Health Network; and Maryland PIRG - Nov. 10, 2016, The Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop materials: Understanding Lead Poisoning in Baltimore: Brief Summary of First Workshop (Maria Karapelou Brown, MD, EdM, FAAP); Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy Considerations in Maryland (Wes Stuart, JD); Risk Targeting and Clinical Management (Paul T. Rogers, MD, MBA).

Understanding Lead Poisoning in Baltimore and Maryland, Chesapeake PSR, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland; Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter; Maryland Environmental Health Network; and Maryland PIRG - Oct. 27, 2016, The Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop materials: Health Effects of Lead on Children (Maria Karapelou Brown, MD, EdM, FAAP); Blood Lead Levels in Children: Understanding Sources and Routes of Exposure (Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN); Understanding Sources and Routes of Exposure and Blood Lead Levels in Children (Clifford Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH).

How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland, Chesapeake PSR; MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society; the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the Center for a Healthy Maryland - April 7, 2016, The Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop materials: Bugs, Bread and Babies: Where Climate Change and Child Health Collide (Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP); Climate Change and Health (Cindy Parker, MD, MPH).

Air Quality and Emission Inventories in Baltimore: A Hands-On Workshop, Chesapeake PSR and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society - Oct. 15, 2015, The Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop materials: Health and Air Monitoring (Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH); Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (Leah Kelly, JD); Smokestack Pollution and Databases (Mike Ewall); Accessing Emissions Data (Courtney Bernhardt, MEM); Policy Discussion and Follow-Up (Tim Whitehouse, JD; Rebecca Rehr, MPH).

Education

Chesapeake PSR develops educational materials and presentations for use in our training programs, seminars and public events. Chesapeake PSR speakers design these materials for the specific audience they are addressing. Please contact us for samples of their work.

Below are some general educational and scientific summaries we often use as background to supplement materials developed by our speakers.

Climate and Energy

        The Health Benefits of RGGI Dr. Sara Via

Health and Energy Brief: Fracking Regulations Cannot Protect Maryland Chesapeake PSR

Health and Energy Brief: The Health Effects of Fracking Chesapeake PSR

Health and Energy Brief: Climate Change and Health in Maryland Chesapeake PSR

Health and Energy Brief: Climate Change and Health in Virginia Chesapeake PSR

Health and Energy Brief: Coal-fired Power Chesapeake PSR

Climate and Health Brochure Chesapeake PSR

National Climate Assessment: Climate Impacts in the United States 2014

Coal's Assault on Human Health National PSR, 2009

Full Costs Accounting for the Life Cycle of Coal February 2011

Science Summary on Climate Impact of Modern Natural Gas and Oil Development Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) Oct. 2014

Lead

Lead Exposure is a Public Health Crisis in Baltimore PSR 2017

Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Fact Sheet PSR 2017

Military Spending Fact Sheet PSR 2017

A Spending Binge on Nuclear Weapons PSR 2017

The Humanitarian Impact Initiative PSR 2015

Nuclear Disarmament: A Time for Abolition The Holy See 2014

Nuclear Weapons and Human Health WPSR

Nuclear Weapons and the Environment WPSR

Nuclear Weapons and the Economy WPSR

Fukushima Fact Sheet PSR