Laura Henze Russell, Director of ORI’s Hidden River Health Challenge, spoke with Rob about good health, integrated care and making chronic diseases history. Two MA Bills have been filed to protect the public from undisclosed health risks of mercury dental amalgam. Laura has met with the Dept of Public Health and Executive Office of Health & Human Services to discuss broader reforms to enhance the effectiveness of the MA Health Policy Commission.
In her home town of Sharon, Laura has a Warrant before the Town Meeting for a Resolution to President Obama for the Surgeon General to issue a Report on Dental Amalgam and Mercury Health Risks. Laura is reaching out to additional organizations, co-founding a new Good Health Coalition to advocate for the Women’s Health Equity Plan for NIH to include gender, genes and toxins. Laura notes the new lawsuit against the FDA is failing to respond to its petition for reconsideration of its flawed 2009 Class II ruling after 54 months in violation.