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Corporations and Health Watch Goes to Boston

On November 3, the American Public Health Association begins its an 141st Annual Meeting in Boston Massachusetts, the home of the nation’s first Tea Party– the one that challenged corporate control of trade, unlike the current Tea Party,  which takes its money from the wealthiest.

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Several CHW contributors will be presenting their work in Boston and below are listed a selection of the more than 30 sessions or presentations that examine the role of corporations in our society and their impact on health.  Forward this list of sessions to your friends and colleagues who might be interested in learning more about how corporations shape population health  during their time in Boston. For more details on these sessions, click on the number or the title.  The first session listed below features CHW writers, the following sessions are listed in the order of presentation. 

 

 

Featured CHW Presentation

5133.0  Advocacy for Reducing the Role of the Global Alcohol, Food and Beverage, and Tobacco Industries in Health Education 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

10:30am  Advocacy for reducing the role of the global tobacco industry on health education Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH

10:50am  Advocacy for reducing the role of the global food and beverage industry on health education Michele Simon, JD, MPH

11:10am Advocacy for reducing the role of the global alcohol industry in health education David H. Jernigan, PhD

11:30am  Lessons learned from local, national and global campaigns to change alcohol, food and beverage and tobacco industries influence on health education Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH

 

Other Presentations

Monday, November 4, 2013

288072  Unhealthy communities and cities are a serious business issue

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Martin Sepulveda, M.D; , Health Research, IBM Research, Somers, NY

 

3179.0  Apocalypse How? The Ultimate Challenges to Public Health

Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

10:30am Rat race vs. the human race: Corporate roots of the ultimate challenges to public health Hillel W. Cohen, MPH, DrPH

10:50am Poverty pandemics: How priorities of profit and military power mean murder for the poor Clyde L. Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H

11:10am Medical implications of the nuclear age Helen Caldicott, Founding president Physicians for Social Responsibility, noted author and lecturer on nuclear and environmental issues

 

291710   Women farmers first: Food companies, food security and the rights of women at the bottom of supply chains

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Sarah Kalloch , Oxfam America, Boston, MA

 

293740 Big tobacco strategies to undermine health through trade and civil society responses Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:20 AM – 11:35 AM

John Stewart , Corporate Accountability International, Boston, MA

 

3324.0  Addictive behaviors, corporations, and the prevention of chronic illnesses and disorders: global problem and successful interventions  

Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

2:30pm Multinational corporations and addictive disorders: Analytic framework and sites for public health intervention Rene Jahiel, MD, PhD

2:45pm  Addiction by design: Problem gamblers, problem machines Natasha Schull, PhD

3:00pm  What can state and local governments do about tobacco addiction Richard A. Daynard, JD, PhD

3:15pm  Global concentration of high risk product industries: Implications for alcohol control policies Thomas Babor, PhD

 

279511  They’re still after our kids: Tobacco industry use of “youth smoking prevention” programs emphasizing personal responsibility to shift blame for addiction and disease to children and parents

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Lissy C. Friedman, JD , Public Health Advocacy Institute, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

Mark A. Gottlieb, JD , at Northeastern Univ. School of Law, Public Health Advocacy Institute, Boston, MA

 

3386.0 Corporate Malfeasance and the Public’s Health #1: Coal and Fracking Monday,

November 4, 2013: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

5:15pm Sustainability and equity: Lessons from undp’s work supporting development efforts globally Dr Veerle Vandeweerd

 

284243 Lessons from the Who’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: An advocacy-based approach for applying legal precedents that challenged big tobacco to challenge the food industry and reverse diet-related disease  

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM    

Sara Deon, MS , Corporate Accountability International, Boston, MA

 

292143 Corporate campaigning and public health: Ten tips and tricks to hold the private sector accountable  

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Sarah Kalloch , Oxfam America, Boston, MA, Andy Harris, MD

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

4011.0 Community Health and Technology: Systems of Corporate Control and Implications for the People’s Health

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

8:30am  Conservative Prescribing Meets Medication Marketing Realities Gordon Schiff, MD

8:50am  System of corporate control over health-related technologies Rene Jahiel, MD, PhD

9:10am  Influence of industry actions to increase availability of alcoholic beverages in the African Region Thomas Babor, PhD and Katherine Robaina, MPH

 

4089.0 From Boston to Botswana: The Private Sector & Healthy Food Systems

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

10:30am  People, planet or profit? the impact of food and beverages companies on the environment, human rights and public health Raymond Offenheiser

10:45am  Foodopoly: Shifting food and farm policy to protect public health Wenonah Hauter

11:00am  Chat and chew: Mario batali’s head of sustainability talks meatless monday and how it has shaped the restaurant industry to the benefit of public health Elizabeth Meltz

 

4133.1 Profit-driven health system costs: Facing this problem in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and in the global context  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

10:30am Effective policies for reducing smoking and the diseases it causes Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD

10:45am Health insurance and service industries: The need for structural health policy changes
Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH

11:00am Evidence-based educational outreach to clinicians to counter pharmaceutical marketing (“academic detailing”) Jerry Avorn, MD

11:15am  Common features of diverse industries and their health policy implications: The structure of economic abuse of health Rene Jahiel, MD, PhD

 

291927 Foodopoly: Shifting food and farm policy to protect public health

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Wenonah Hauter , Food and Water Watch, Washington, DC

 

282124  Alcohol industry “social responsibility” campaigns: Intentions, outcomes, & policy recommendations

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Sarah Mart, MS, MPH , Research & Policy, Alcohol Justice, San Rafael, CA

 

275839 High-tech tobacco tax stamps: New technologies for fighting counterfeiting and tax evasion

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Poster, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Ryan Patrick, JD , Center for Health Policy and Legislative Analysis, The MayaTech Corporation, Silver Spring, MD ; Noah Kingery, BA , Hpla, The MayaTech Corporation, Silver Spring, MD; Carissa Holmes , CDC, Atlanta, GA ;Allison MacNeil, MPH , Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA;Gabrielle R. Promoff, MA, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Brandon Kenemer, MPH , Office on Smoking and Health, Carter Consulting, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Kisha-Ann S. Williams, MPH, CHES , NCCDPHP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

 

282028 Tobacco products marketing in urban Bangladesh – a rapid assessment

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Shamin Talukder, Dr , Eminence, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh Shusmita Khan , NCD, Eminence, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

293114 Corporate liability, state responsibility, and labor rights intervention as a strategy to address a public health crisis: Developing a framework for protection of sugarcane workers in Nicaragua  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM , Y-Vonne Hutchinson, JD , La Isla Foundation, Leon, Nicaragua  Purvi Patel, JD/MPH , La Isla Foundation, Leon, Nicaragua

 

4351.0 Corporate Malfeasance and the Public’s Health #2

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

2:30pm  Is there a culture of poverty among the one percent of the United States? what would be the health and social implications? Russell Lopez, MCRP DSc

2:50pm  A case study in unethical conduct of a medical device manufacturer David Egilman, MD, MPH and Daniel Smith

3:10pm  Exploding gas tanks: A report on the public health hazard and regulatory challenges surrounding portable gasoline containers David Egilman, MD, MPH and Jara Crear

3:30pm  Individual whistleblowers and international drug companies Beatrice Manning, PhD

283279  Trade threats to state tobacco control efforts Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 4:50 PM – 5:05 PM

Sharon Treat, JD , House Chair, Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission, Maine Legislature, Hallowell, ME

 

 Wednesday, November 6, 2013

 

5133.0  Advocacy for Reducing the Role of the Global Alcohol, Food and Beverage, and Tobacco Industries in Health Education

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

10:30am  Advocacy for reducing the role of the global tobacco industry on health education
Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH

10:50am  Advocacy for reducing the role of the global food and beverage industry on health education Michele Simon, JD, MPH

11:10am Advocacy for reducing the role of the global alcohol industry in health education
David H. Jernigan, PhD

11:30am  Lessons learned from local, national and global campaigns to change alcohol, food and beverage and tobacco industries influence on health education Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH

 

286758 Poultry Plant Deregulation: Impact on Workers and Consumers

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM, Patty Lovera, MS , Food and Water Watch, Washington, DC