ACMT's National Environmental Medicine Education and Consultation Project
Since 1999 ACMT has had a series of cooperative agreements with the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) to provide education and consultation in environmental public health. ATSDR is a Public Health Service Agency that is co-located with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA and is administrated by the CDC director .
ATSDR performs specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.
ACMT has developed a national consultation network to support each of the ten ATSDR Regional Offices which are co-located with the 10 federal EPA district offices. Through this consultation network ACMT members are available to provide consultation on issues pertaining to environmental toxic exposures.
In addition ACMT had developed a series of training modules on environmental toxicology. While these modules were designed specifically for medical students, physicians, and those who work in the public health sector, other professionals and the public may find these modules of interest and are welcome to take any of the modules.
Further information about ACMT's activities under its ACMT-ATSDR cooperative agreement as well as other ACMT activities pertaining to environmental health can be found using the quick links on the left.
Funding for this cooperative agreement was made possible (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000117-04 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.