April 12, 2017

10:00pm – 11:00pm

43-105 CHS (Center for Health Sciences) UCLA

COEH & Dept of Environmental Health Sciences 411 present:

 “Emerging Issues in Environmental Health: Expanding the Scope of Practice in Los Angeles County Department of Public Health” 

About the lecture: Los Angeles is facing a number of challenging environmental health issues for which reforms are urgently needed: The quality and sustainability of water supplies; the influence of land-use decisions on public health; and the public health implications of climate change. Even when the problems are widely recognized and good public policy solutions have been identified, the path to actual reform remains elusive. Public support is vital, but effective reform is dependent on the commitment of our institutions and professional workforce. Join us as Mr. Bellomo shares his thoughts on current environmental health threats facing the LA Region, what it takes to achieve public policy reform, and how we can better foresee, and create, the right set of conditions for such reform.

About the speaker: Angelo J. Bellomo is Deputy Director for Health Protection for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. Mr. Bellomo began his career in environmental health in 1973 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health Science. His 45 year career has included assignments in both the public and private sectors, and has focused on the assessment and control of environmental health risks in local communities throughout California. Mr. Bellomo has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, U.S. EPA; and the Executive Board of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), and the Executive Board of the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH). Mr. Bellomo’s leadership in the environmental health field has been recognized by the California Legislature, U.S. EPA and the California League of Conservation Voters.