Clinical and Public Health Approaches for Health Care Professionals Working in Shale Gas Communities

In an effort to expand health care knowledge resulting in improved health information access and delivery to clients, we propose to work with Robert Morris University, School of Nursing and Health Sciences and the School of Education and Social Sciences, to provide information relating to the potential health effects of exposure to shale gas development to individuals in proximity to these activities. To achieve this goal, we will work with Nursing and Psychology faculty and students B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.; and B.S., M.S. in Psychology to educate and disseminate information about shale gas development. Along with many of our health-related handouts, we will engage students and faculty in discussion of our Environmental Health Medical Toolkit, a collection of public health materials and resources for use by health care professionals and our Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry & Resource Network, currently the only nationwide registry documenting impacts from shale gas development. We will provide education and training to students and faculty on the following NLM resources: MedlinePlus; ToxNet; and ToxTown.

Project Details

Organization Name

Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project EHP

Organization Type
Public health
Project Lead

Jessa Chabeau

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
Educator, K-12
Health care Provider
Student, College & Post-grad
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health