Breaking News! Calling all Community Members Interested in the PA PFAS Multi-site Health Study

PA PFAS Community Meeting

December 3, 2020
7-9 pm EST

For our December Community Meeting, we want to hear from you - your questions and concerns about the PA PFAS Multi-site Health Study. Dr. Resa M. Jones, Temple University, College of Public Health, will discuss the work Temple University is doing on PFAS exposure and potential links with cancer.

The agenda for our December meeting will also include:

We will review study inclusion and exclusion criteria in greater detail. Our study team will cover preliminary mapping of study boundaries, water service provider updates, and eligibility scenarios.

Our community partners at Buxmont Coalition will show a video message from a local family personally impacted by PFAS contaminated water.

We will discuss next steps in forming our Community Assistance Panel (CAP). Learn how you can assist the study team in recruiting volunteers. Bill Walker and Susan Wood will review upcoming CAP activities and goals for public meetings in 2020 and 2021.

Don't miss this great opportunity to ask questions LIVE or send questions PRIOR to the meeting via email to papfashealth.rti.org or visit our study website.

REGISTER HERE

Please Note: This (Zoom) session will be recorded and the recording made available to attendees and posted for the general public on our website.

Special Guest

Resa M. Jones, MPH, PhD, is the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at Temple University and a member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center. As a seasoned leader and educator with a strong portfolio in epidemiological research, she translates national policy agendas into research hypotheses that can be tested and have significant potential to benefit the public’s health. As a behavioral cancer epidemiologist, Dr. Jones’ research focuses on the study of risk factors and determinants of health-related outcomes relating to cancer prevention and control. She is currently the principal investigator on a project funded by the Water Foundation to explore how PFAS-contaminated drinking water exposure impacts health and well-being in local Pennsylvania counties. Dr. Jones is also leading a recently funded study to determine the association between PFAS-contaminated drinking water and cancer incidence and is a co-investigator on the PA PFAS Multi-site Health Study funded by CDC/ATSDR. In addition, she is principal investigator on two community-engaged colorectal cancer screening projects,—one funded by the National Cancer Institute, the other by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Dr. Jones is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology and has held several leadership positions in the American Public Health Association including Chair of the Executive Board and Governing Council; she is currently a member of the Science Board.

Email or submit questions: papfashealth@rti.org

PA PFAS MSS Health Study Website: https://papfas.rti.org/