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Unearthing the Essentials of Good Health

How does access to fresh fruits and vegetables impact health outcomes? How can we support individuals with nutrition-related illness? How can a nurse create sustainability within their health system? On Friday, October 16, 2015, the Environmental Health Committee of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) will answer these questions – and more – at our conference, “Unearthing the Essentials of Good Health,” at Villanova University, Driscoll Hall Auditorium (9 AM to 3 PM). This group of registered nurses and health care professionals are taking on leadership roles in the rapidly evolving world of environmental health. 4.5 CNE will be awarded.

Pennsylvania nurses are excited to learn from our keynote speaker, Skye Cornell. Skye is vice president of programs at Wholesome Wave, a national non-profit working to enable underserved consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing access to fresh, local and regional food. With her guidance, Wholesome Wave programs address the impacts of a broken food system that is compromising our health: as individuals, as communities, as economic networks and as a nation. Learn more about Wholesome Wave:

Conference sessions include:

Session 1. “Rx for the Future: Strawberries and Spinach” by Skye Cornell

Session 2. “Growing Food in America: From Dirt to Digestion” by Deanna Kilmer and Robyn Gilden

Session 3. “First, Do No Harm: Lessons in Health from the Gas Fields” by Lenore Resick

Session 4. “Green and Sustainable Hospitals: The New Frontier” by Seema Wadhwa

Session 5. “Leading Sustainable EH Programs: Are You Ready?” by Catherine Hasson


Reserve your seat here.

Download the event program.


PSNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


REFUND POLICY: Fees will be refunded, less a $25 administrative fee, if a written request is received before Oct. 1. After Sept. 30, no refunds will be given for withdrawals and/or nonattendance.


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