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 WOEMA Statement on Ukraine Invasion and Resulting Humanitarian and Occupational and Environmental Health Crisis


The Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association(WOEMA) strongly condemns the unprovoked acts of aggression being waged by the Russian military on the sovereign country of Ukraine. Click here to read the entire statement.

WOEMA Honors Asian American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month 

This month, WOEMA celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month and the diverse contributions of these communities to all fields and, especially, medicine and public health.  The Asian American community is diverse, dynamic, and growing, encompassing a wide range of experiences from Native Hawaiians, to 1800s pioneers from East Asia and the Philippines, to immigrants from South and Southeast Asia.  Click here to read the entire statement.

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WOEMA's Podcast Series covers a variety of topics of interest to the OEM physician. Listen and subscribe to episodes directly on WOEMA's Podcast Channel or your favorite podcast platform. The series is available on iTunes, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, and others. Access all platforms directly from WOEMA's Podcast Channel.

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Translating Evidence into Policy: The Arizona COVID-19 Experience

February 23, 2022 @ 12:00 PM (PST)

Public health policy is crafted from evidence-based population level research and relies on the legal authorities provided to national, state, and local government to be placed into practice.   During the Covid-19 pandemic, decisions made by elected officials influenced the degree to which public health measures are implemented in workplaces, schools, and other community spaces.   These decisions, made early in the pandemic, lead to outcomes that continue to manifest today, but the path connecting evidence-based medicine, the decisions made to implement into public health policy, and outcomes is not always clear.   Using the Arizona Covid-19 experience as a case study, Will Humble (Executive Director of the Arizona Public Health Association) will detail the interlocking relationships between state government and state public health agencies in translating evidence into policy.

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