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Re-Evaluate Environmental Regulations to Ensure Protection of Children’s Health, Office of Children’s Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Representatives ranging from pesticide industry to environmental organizations selected technology-based regulations for re-evaluation as risk-based regulations to make them more protective of children’s health.

Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University

Mediator mentor for week-long negotiation and mediation training for health care professionals.

National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 Consultation on the Ariel Rios Murals, General Services Administration

Facilitated discussions related to federal employee complaints regarding six historic murals in the Ariel Rios Building said to contain stereotyped-images of Native Americans, including some that employees claimed created a hostile work environment.

Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, Office of Children’s Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Policy dialogue among doctors, public health specialists, child advocates, environmental justice advocates, environmentalists, state and federal government officials, and representatives of pesticide, pharmaceutical, agricultural and chemical industries and farm workers, to develop recommendations to EPA to protect children from environmental threats.

Central Landfill Action Committee, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund, Region I

Assessment and recommendations for Johnston Central Landfill (RI) Action Committee, a group composed of legislators, federal and state environmental officials, mayor and city council members, and citizens from neighborhoods abutting landfill, convened to address public health concerns.

Worker Safety Standards for Construction Cranes Negotiated Rulemaking, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor

Negotiated rulemaking process to develop worker safety standards for the use of cranes and derricks in construction (29 Code of Federal Regulations part 1926, subpart N) to revise existing OSHA standards that date back to 1968.

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Assessed, designed, and facilitatedstakeholder and citizen meetings for pandemic influenza (pan flu) planning in Ohio, concerning school closures and faith-based issues such as modification of worship services and funerals, and in Massachusetts, to develop a comprehensive communications strategy for implementation of altered standards of health care during an influenza pandemic, with an emphasis on hard-to-reach populations.

Abortion Talks among Pro-Life and Pro-choice Leaders, in conjunction with the Public Conversations Project

Six-year dialogue on the issue of abortion, called for by the Massachusetts Governor and the Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Boston after fatal shootings at two Massachusetts women’s health clinics. Dialogue participants coauthored a Boston Globe article describing their experiences of the facilitated dialogue.