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Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection's (CT DEP) Office of Pollution Prevention continues to provide assistance to hospitals through the CT Hospital Environmental Roundtable (CHER). CHER provides a setting for hospitals to learn from each other by sharing ideas, presenting success stories, and keeping up-to-date on available resources.

A CHER workshop entitled, “Our Health, Our Environment: Nurses Making the Connection at Work and at Home” was held at the CT Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford in October 2007. The workshop targeted nurses and student nurses and was organized with CCMC and nurses representing the Connecticut Nurses Association. The purpose of the workshop was to educate nurses about substances found at home and at work that are impacting people’s health and the environment. The participants also learned how to set up a “green team” at work and about the resources available from Hospitals For a Health Environment (H2E).

The CT DEP P2 Office has partnered with the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Drug Control Division on pharmaceutical disposal issues:

-DCP and the P2 Office sent a fact sheet on consumer medicine disposal with the DCP license renewal notice to thousands of CT pharmacies and pharmacists

-The CT DEP P2 office is working with DCP on developing a fact sheet on medicine disposal for nursing homes, which is expected to be completed by June 2008

-The P2 Office and DCP Drug Control jointly staffed a table on consumer drug disposal at “Consumer Protection Day” that was held at the state capitol.

More Info www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2708&q=323980&depNav_GID=1763#Oct1707
 
Project Contact
Name Connie Mendolia
Phone 860-424-3297
E-mail
 
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Health Care and Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Industry
Activity Keywords Research and development, Training/workshops
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 18 No. 1, Spring 2008 [PDF]

 

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