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Strategic Planning for Environmental Health—Part 2

A. Analysis of Intervention Strategies. Based upon your Human Health Risk Assessment and using the Strategic Planning for Environmental Health template (“Analysis of Intervention Strategies” section), please recommend two (2) intervention strategies for mitigating the challenges presented by your chosen environmental chemical hazard by providing a summary of each strategy at the top of each table. [PHE-540-05]. The intervention may consist of various approaches, such as policy/advocacy strategies, health promotion strategies, etc. The strategies that you select should align with your chosen environmental chemical hazard, while also being well-supported by the literature. Analyze each intervention strategy by responding to the following prompts:
• Identify the public health theory/concept/approach/model/framework/etc. that was used for this strategy.
• Summarize this public health theory/concept/approach/model/framework/etc.
• Explain the rationale for using this theory/concept/approach/model/framework/etc.
• Explain how this intervention serves as a proactive solution to the health problem(s) caused by the chemical hazard. Place your responses to these questions within the tables provided in the template.
B. Risk Management and Communication Approaches. Using the table provided in the “Risk Management and Communication Approaches” section of the Strategic Planning for Environmental Health Template, you will explain how you would use risk management and communication approaches (see the EPA’s Risk Management and Risk Communication approaches webpages) while implementing the intervention strategies from the Strategic Planning for Environmental Health Template. This analysis involves several factors, which may be abbreviated in the acronym “PESTLE,” which stands for:
• Political Factors: Interactions among international, federal, state, and local government entities; Practices defined by agency policy and political administrations; Activities of Congress, special interest groups, or concerned citizens
• Economic Factors: The costs of risk mitigation or remediation options and the distributional effects
• Social Factors: Factors that affect the susceptibility of an individual or a definable group to risks from a particular stressor—such as income level, ethnic background, community values, land use, zoning, availability of health care, lifestyle, and psychological condition
• Technological Factors: The feasibility, impacts, and range of risk management options
• Legal Factors: Factors that define the basis for the agency’s risk assessments, management decisions, and, in some instances, the schedule, level, or methods for risk reduction
• Environmental Factors: Provide the basis for the risk assessment, including information drawn from toxicology, chemistry, epidemiology, ecology, and statistics—to name a few.
Specifically, within the template, respond to the two questions below. (Tip: Look at the column headings.)
• Management Approaches: Describe the issues that are pertinent to the management of your chosen intervention strategies for each PESTLE factor.
• Communication Approaches: Explain how each PESTLE factor would affect communications during the implementation of your chosen intervention strategies.
Please provide at least one (1) example for each cell of PESTLE in the template. Be sure to see this PESTLE example: PESTLE Chart
C. Environmental Justice and Equity. In the second part of the table, you will continue to analyze these approaches by analyzing how both management and communication approaches would integrate the tenets of environmental justice and equity, including (1) fair treatment and (2) meaningful involvement of all people—as defined by the EPA (see the EPA’s Learn About Environmental Justice page ).
Specifically: respond to the two questions below:
• Management Approaches: Explain what should be consider for each tenet of environmental justice (fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people) in managing your chosen strategies.
• Communication Approaches: Explain how each tenet (fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people) would affect communications during the implementation of your chosen intervention strategies.