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Your initial response should be at least 150 words and contain a reference list for the sources used to support your response; the word count minimum excludes the references. Please be sure to cite all of your sources in APA format in accordance with the Discussion Board Grading Rubric.

Discussion Question

Environmental laws, regulations, policies and programs are designed to protect the public from environmental hazards that negatively impact human health. After reviewing the instructions for the Unit 8 Assignment, choose an environmental health issue that is occurring in your community that you plan to address in your advocacy newsletter.

Environmental Health Issue: Sacheck, J., & Glynn, A. (2012). Overweight and obesity in Massachusetts: a focus on physical activity. Issue Brief (Massachusetts Health Policy Forum), (41), 1–35. Please click here for a copy of the case study.

After choosing an issue, answer the following questions:

  1. What is the issue and why is it a problem? Provide statistics, research by local governmental and/or non-governmental agencies, information from news outlets, etc. to illustrate the problem.
  2. What actions, if any, is the community taking to address this issue? Are there laws, regulations, policies or programs that might be helpful in developing solutions?

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