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The Holiday and Giving Season are upon us, Nurses! In this newsletter, you will find events and happenings for the coming months. We are hosting a storytelling workshop, some great calls with our Forums and Committees, and we're launching out 2022 #GivingTuesday campaign! We hope you can join!

ANHE Newsletter – Holiday Season 2022


Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments' nurses Katie Huffling, Jessica Mengistab, and Beth Schenk (and many more!) are at the Conference of Parties in Egypt representing nurses everywhere!
Thank you, Katie, Jess, and Beth!
Follow along on our Social Media and below.
Health Must Be Front and Center in the COP27 Climate Change Negotiations

Agendas here: cop27-health-pavilion-brochure.pdf (

is #GivingTuesday!

Support the work of ANHE's Nurses by donating to

Our #GivingTuesday Campaign

1.5 Continuing Education credits will be offered to

attendees who complete event evaluation

December 1 @ 1pm ET: Lead Poisoning Solutions + the Justice40 Initiative

The Justice40 Initiative is a historic opportunity to create meaningful impacts in environmental justice communities. The Justice40 Initiative spans multiple issue areas, including clean water. WEACT invites you to join our panel discussion on December 1st at 1pm EST on “Decreasing Lead Poisoning through the Justice40 Initiative.” During this panel discussion we will be unpacking how the Justice40 initiative can be utilized to decrease lead service lines in environmental justice communities. This panel will also feature ways in which foundations, philanthropy and companies can help to fill in the funding gaps for effective lead service line replacement. 

Panelists for the conversation include: 

  • Stephanie Simeon: Executive Director at Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.
  • Jessica Dandridge: Executive Director of The Water Collaborative
  • Karen Dettmer: Managing Director for Infrastructure Implementation at the EPA's Office of Water
  • Karla Palmer: AI for Social Good & Sustainability at
  • Joi James: Project Manager for Community Partnerships with BlueConduit

RSVP for the Panel at:

December 1 @ 2pm ET: Radiation Disaster Preparedness and Management of Exposure & Contamination

Jessica Castner, ANHE Nurse, is the Chair-elect of the ATS Section on Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters (TID). We are hosting a webinar on December 1 at 2pm EDT entitled Radiation Disaster Preparedness and Management of Exposure & Contamination. This webinar is open regardless of ATS membership status, we'd love for you to join us!  We look forward to seeing you on December 1!

We invite you to share this information with your colleagues and to post on your social media channels.  This webinar may be particularly interesting for members who:

  •       Participate in clinical emergency response activities
  •       Care for critically ill patients or participate in triage
  •       Guide hospital management plans
  •       Communicate with public health organizations 
  •       Interact with pharmacies in securing novel drugs
  •       Study circulatory system collapse and inciting triggers

Register here

December 8 @ 12pm ET – Toxic Beauty Products & Black Women’s Health: A Webinar for Nurses

The beauty products marketed to Black women are among the most toxic in the cosmetics industry and are contributing to an increased risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer, reproductive harm, and more. We will discuss how nurses can talk with patients about the chemicals of concern in beauty and personal care products marketed to Black women – what they are, where they are, the negative health impacts and where to find safer alternatives. We will also provide tips and resources that nurses can share with their patients to help them avoid these toxic exposures.

Facilitator: Janet Nudelman, MA, Director of BCPP’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Speaker: Dr. Astrid Williams, DrPH, MPH, Environmental Justice Program Manager, Black Women for Wellness
Bio: Astrid is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Public Health earning a doctorate in public health and Master of Public Health in Health Promotion & Education. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She currently serves as the Environmental Justice manager for Black Women for Wellness and oversees their beauty justice work.

Speaker Name: Tianna Shaw-Wakeman, MS, Environmental Justice Program Lead, Black Women for Wellness
Bio: Tianna holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California where she graduated as the first Black University Valedictorian for the Class of 2021. She currently works as an Environmental Justice Program Lead for the non-profit Black Women for Wellness.

A recording of the webinar will be available to registrants post-event.

Register here

Get access to a new module (Environmental Justice: Impact on Reproductive Health & Justice) that ANHE worked on with Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH): The course can be found on our Online Institute for members, our shop for non-member purchase.

New Newsletter from MyGreenDoctor HERE


Now Enrolling! The Environmental Health Research Institute for Nurse and Clinician Scientists™ (EHRI-NCS) 2023 Cohort

Do you educate, train, or mentor nurse scientists? Want to advance research methods in environmental health? This tuition-free, NIH/NIEHS funded workshop is for you!


Learn more here

Opportunity to join a learning community on decarbonizing healthcare through IHI:

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Health Provider Series

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that are widely used in consumer goods and can be found in drinking water throughout the US. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) special committee recently examined the health outcomes associated with the most widely studied PFAS and made recommendations on who, when, how, and what to test, as well as the risks of testing. This series will provide information on the principles used for framing clinician decision making when there is uncertainty in outcomes in the scientific literature, what potential health effects may be associated with exposure, recommendations for testing and clinical follow-up, and special considerations when engaging environmental justice communities.

Participants will engage in the bi-directional virtual knowledge network by sharing clinical challenges and learning from experts and peers. 

Learn more here


1/18/23 | Exposure Pathways and Potential Health Effects

2/15/23 | Environmental Exposure Assessment, Testing & Clinical Management Guidelines

3/15/23 | Exposure Reduction Strategies: A Focus on EJ Communities

4/12/23 | Looking Forward: NASEM Recommendations to Improve Public Health


Each participant will earn one CE for attending each session. There is no cost for participating in any of the sessions.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.