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2013

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Sustainable Neighborhoods, Thriving Residents: Strategies for Building Equitable CommunitiesSustainable Neighborhoods, Thriving Residents: Strategies for Building Equitable Communities
Date: February 6, 2013
Location: Kansas City, MO
Description: This workshop before the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will explore how low-income, minority, tribal, and other overburdened communities are integrating land use and economic development strategies to renew their neighborhoods and build residents' skills and wealth. Representatives from community-based organizations, local and regional planners, economic developers, and businesses will share how they're working together to address health and environmental concerns, provide more housing and transportation options, promote wellness, increase access to opportunities, train workers, support local businesses, build on community assets, and develop strategies for growth that uplifts all residents. Interactive training sessions will teach participants about tools and approaches that integrate land use and economic and workforce development to revitalize underserved communities. The event will conclude with reflections by federal and other leaders on how their organizations will support equitable development in the year ahead. Preregistration is required.
http://www.newpartners.org/program/special-features/#precon Exit EPA
Kansas City, MO
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National Center for Health Housing 20th Anniversary Leadership ConferenceNational Center for Health Housing 20th Anniversary Leadership Conference
Date: February 13-15, 2013
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Twenty years ago, the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing was founded by the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning and Enterprise Foundation, with funding from Fannie Mae. Since that time, we have worked with advocates, policymakers, and practitioners across the country to reduce health and safety hazards in homes. Today, as the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), we are proudly marking our 20th year of service. To celebrate this milestone and to acknowledge our many partners, we are holding a 20th Anniversary National Healthy Housing Leadership Conference. This event will bring together leaders from affordable housing, environmental public health, environmental justice, energy efficiency, philanthropy, business, and many other fields. The conference will go beyond celebratory to energize all those involved in our movement by providing cutting-edge information and resources, outstanding networking opportunities, and opportunities for action. This event will focus on bridging science, policy, training, and philanthropy to provide a comprehensive view of healthy housing issues and collective solutions.
http://www.nchh.org/conference/ Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013Washington, DC
http://www.nchh.org/conference/ Exit EPA
EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar SeriesEPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar Series
Date: February 13, 2013
Description: Researchers at the Children's Centers continue to publish significant research results increasing awareness and making a difference in quality of life and our environmental impact awareness. This Webinar series is designed to share research progress and significant findings from the Children’s Centers. This month's webinar features the integral role of community engagement in the Children's Centers program. Some of the leaders of Community Outreach and Translation Cores from a group of the Children's Centers will speak about outreach to and engagement of communities including urban (New York City), agricultural (Salinas, California), and also the medical/clinical and research communities. Featured speakers will be 1) Amy Kyle of the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) at UC Berkeley, presenting "Aligning the Planets: Working with Networks to Achieve Structural Change"; 2) Alyssa Creighton of the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health, presenting "Engaging Community Partners for Effective Development of Outreach Strategies"; 3) Daniel Madrigal of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health (CERCH) at UC Berkeley, presenting "Engaging Children and Adolescents in Environmental Health Research"; Patrice Sutton of the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center: Formative Center at the University of California, San Francisco, presenting "The Role of Health Professionals in Prevention"; and 5) Phil Brown of the Formative Center for the Evaluation of Environmental Impacts on Fetal Development at Brown University, presenting "Hospitals for a Healthy Environment."
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#febcehc-webinar
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013Washington, DC
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#febcehc-webinar
4th Safe Routes to School National Conference4th Safe Routes to School National Conference
Date: February 15, 2013
Location: Sacramento, CA
Description: This conference is sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School (NCSRTS) and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (SRTSNP), with the 2013 event hosted by the Local Government Commission (LGC).
http://saferoutesconference.org/program/cfsp Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013Sacramento, CA
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Children’s Environmental Health Research MattersChildren’s Environmental Health Research Matters
Date: February 26, 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Description: This second annual conference will highlight regional research contributions and explore the connection to policy and practice. The conference is jointly sponsored by The University of Washington Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) and Center for Child Environmental Health Risk Research (CHC).
http://depts.washington.edu/pehsu/conference Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013Seattle, WA
http://depts.washington.edu/pehsu/conference Exit EPA
Webinar & Discussion on Housing and Health: A Look at Effective Interventions for People with AsthmaWebinar & Discussion on Housing and Health: A Look at Effective Interventions for People with Asthma
Date: March 19, 2013
Location: Nationwide
Description: Cleveland’s HUD-funded Case Healthy Homes & Patients Program (CHHAP) is an innovative community collaboration that achieved significant cost savings and improved outcomes among children with asthma. In this webinar Dr. Dorr Dearborn and Stuart Greenberg will discuss how CHHAP’s successful blend of in-home asthma education and targeted healthy homes remediation led to a 58.6 percent decrease in hospitalizations of children with asthma. Webinar: 2 – 3 p.m. EDT. Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Q&A Session: 3 – 3:30 p.m. EDT in the Asthma CommunityNetwork.org Discussion Forum: http://www.asthmacommunitynetwork.org/forum/140
http://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/606671982 Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013Nationwide
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Are Vaccines Safe and Effective? An Educational Opportunity for Parents and PractitionersAre Vaccines Safe and Effective? An Educational Opportunity for Parents and Practitioners
Date: May 9, 2013
Location: New York, NY
Description: Attendees will hear some of the answers to questions regarding vaccine safety, along with the research that questions whether vaccines are safe and effective, and whether the scientific process is even at work to prove the answers to these questions.
http://www.drpalevsky.com/events.asp Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013New York, NY
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Maximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School” Educating School Boards and PrinciplesMaximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School” Educating School Boards and Principles
Date: May 16, 2013
Description: School boards and principals are the gatekeepers to the school, and their investment and relationships with Safe Routes to School stakeholders are essential to the success of the walking and bicycling movement. Charged with advancing the academic achievement of students, schools boards and principals face myriad challenges. At the same time, school boards and principals can have a strong influence on how students travel to and from school. This webinar will discuss policies, procedures and projects that have been advanced at the school and district level that address parental concerns to improve safety, increase physical activity and get more students walking and bicycling to school.
http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/resourcecenter/National-Partnership-Webinars#upcoming Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013New York, NY
http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/resourcecenter/National-Partnership-Webinars#upcoming Exit EPA
Beating the Heat: Preparing for Extreme Heat Events at the State and Local LevelBeating the Heat: Preparing for Extreme Heat Events at the State and Local Level
Date: May 23, 2013
Description: Webinar: May 23, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EDT The “Beating the Heat: Preparing for Extreme Heat Events at the State and Local Level” webinar will kick off the seasonal extreme heat outreach of the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During this webinar, CDC will discuss ways state and local health departments can be prepared for the coming extreme heat season and will highlight available extreme heat products that can be used for various audiences. Particular emphasis will be given to the recently released extreme heat guidebook. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will discuss syndromic surveillance efforts in New York City. The Minnesota Department of Health will discuss Minnesota’s extreme heat toolkit, heat-related data they have collected and their work with local public health groups to prepare for extreme health events. This is one of two webinars on extreme summer weather events co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the American Public Health Association. Moderator: Elizabeth Martin Perera, MPH, MEM senior Washington representative Sierra Club chair, Climate and Health Topics Committee, APHA Environment Section Presenters: George Luber, PhD associate director for climate change Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kathryn Lane, MPH, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Katie Muehe, MPH, communications coordinator Minnesota Climate and Health Program Minnesota Department of Health
http://action.apha.org/site/R?i=PhJSLAqmr18ZyuyQFGZNDg Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013New York, NY
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States-Tribes-EPA Climate Adaptation Symposium Webinar SeriesStates-Tribes-EPA Climate Adaptation Symposium Webinar Series
Date: June 3, 2013
Description: EPA is working with its partners to protect public health and the environment with programs that address indoor and outdoor air quality, climate change, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, industrial air pollution, pollution from vehicles and engines, radon, acid rain, stratospheric ozone depletion, and radiation protection. Within this broad portfolio, most of these areas are vulnerable to future climate change, presenting challenges for EPA and an opportunity for our communities to further inform and push to reflect the needs of climate justice and frontline communities. Twelve webinars are scheduled, with each lasting an hour and a half. Topics include Adapting to Air Quality and Health Impacts of Climate Change, Equity and Adaptation for Vulnerable Communities, and more.
http://www.baylocalize.org/public-event/states-tribes-epa-climate-adaptation-symposium-webinar-0 Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013New York, NY
http://www.baylocalize.org/public-event/states-tribes-epa-climate-adaptation-symposium-webinar-0 Exit EPA
States-Tribes-EPA Climate Adaptation Symposium Webinar SeriesStates-Tribes-EPA Climate Adaptation Symposium Webinar Series
Date: June 4, 2013
Description: EPA is working with its partners to protect public health and the environment with programs that address indoor and outdoor air quality, climate change, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, industrial air pollution, pollution from vehicles and engines, radon, acid rain, stratospheric ozone depletion, and radiation protection. Within this broad portfolio, most of these areas are vulnerable to future climate change, presenting challenges for EPA and an opportunity for our communities to further inform and push to reflect the needs of climate justice and frontline communities. Twelve webinars are scheduled, with each lasting an hour and a half. Topics include Adapting to Air Quality and Health Impacts of Climate Change, Equity and Adaptation for Vulnerable Communities, and more.
http://www.baylocalize.org/public-event/states-tribes-epa-climate-adaptation-symposium-webinar-0 Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013New York, NY
http://www.baylocalize.org/public-event/states-tribes-epa-climate-adaptation-symposium-webinar-0 Exit EPA
CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health call: Stress as an Endocrine Disruptor: Maternal Psychosocial Stress During Pregnancy and Fetal DevelopmentCHE Fertility and Reproductive Health call: Stress as an Endocrine Disruptor: Maternal Psychosocial Stress During Pregnancy and Fetal Development
Date: June 6, 2013
Description: Stress during pregnancy has long been considered detrimental to the developing fetus. New data supports the idea that psychosocial stress in utero affects fetal development. This call will examine current research on prenatal stress in relation to neurodevelopment and reproductive development, discuss how stress may alter endocrine function, and present data from recent studies that illustrate these concepts. Dr. Tracy Bale will provide a brief overview of the literature on maternal stress and neurodevelopment of offspring in rodent models. Dr. Swan is the senior author, and Dr. Emily Barrett the primary author, of a new study entitled “Prenatal exposure to stressful life events is associated with masculinized anogenital distance (AGD) in female infants.” The co-authors will discuss the findings from their study and implications for considering stress as an endocrine disruptor.
http://www.healthandenvironment.org/wg_calls/12215 Exit EPA
February 13, 2013February 15, 2013New York, NY
http://www.healthandenvironment.org/wg_calls/12215 Exit EPA
States-Tribes-EPA Climate Adaptation Symposium Webinar SeriesStates-Tribes-EPA Climate Adaptation Symposium Webinar Series
Date: June 10-12, 2013
Description: EPA is working with its partners to protect public health and the environment with programs that address indoor and outdoor air quality, climate change, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, industrial air pollution, pollution from vehicles and engines, radon, acid rain, stratospheric ozone depletion, and radiation protection. Within this broad portfolio, most of these areas are vulnerable to future climate change, presenting challenges for EPA and an opportunity for our communities to further inform and push to reflect the needs of climate justice and frontline communities. Twelve webinars are scheduled, with each lasting an hour and a half. Topics include Adapting to Air Quality and Health Impacts of Climate Change, Equity and Adaptation for Vulnerable Communities, and more.
http://www.baylocalize.org/public-event/states-tribes-epa-climate-adaptation-symposium-webinar-0 Exit EPA
June 10, 2013June 12, 2013New York, NY
http://www.baylocalize.org/public-event/states-tribes-epa-climate-adaptation-symposium-webinar-0 Exit EPA
EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar SeriesEPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar Series
Date: June 12, 2013
Description: Researchers at the Children's Centers continue to publish significant research results increasing awareness and making a difference in quality of life and our environmental impact awareness. This Webinar series is designed to share research progress and significant findings from the Childrens Centers. The presentations this month will be "Maternal and Fetal Exposures to BPA During Mid-Gestation", with speaker Tracey Woodruff of the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center: Formative Center at the University of California, San Francisco; and "Bisphenol A and Children's Health: Results from the CHAMACOS Study" with speaker Kim Harley of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health (CERCH) at UC Berkeley.
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#junecehc-webinar
June 10, 2013June 12, 2013New York, NY
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#junecehc-webinar
The Role of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Creating Healthy Learning EnvironmentsThe Role of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Creating Healthy Learning Environments
Date: June 18, 2013
Description: In today's challenging financial climate, the ability to identify and take simple, affordable steps to protect the health of students and staff in our schools has never been more important. This webinar series will outline sensible, low- or no-cost steps that school communities can take to create healthier environments in their buildings. Each webinar will feature school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions. Join this interactive webinar to 1) discover why IAQ is an essential component of green and healthy schools and healthy learning environments; 2) learn how robust IAQ management plans promote academic achievement; 3) gain in-depth knowledge on how the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance provides simple, low-and no-cost resources, such as the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit, to create healthy learning environments; and 4) hear examples of how school districts have successfully implemented and institutionalized comprehensive IAQ management programs in their districts.
http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/496604320 Exit EPA
June 10, 2013June 12, 2013New York, NY
http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/496604320 Exit EPA
National Environmental Health Association’s 2013 Annual Educational Conference & ExhibitionNational Environmental Health Association’s 2013 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition
Date: July 9-11, 2013
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The AEC is the event environmental health professionals attend to acquire practical and real-world information and expertise. This conference is sponsored by the National Environmental Health Association
http://www.neha2013aec.org/home.html Exit EPA
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Washington, DC
http://www.neha2013aec.org/home.html Exit EPA
EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar SeriesEPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar Series
Date: July 10, 2013
Description: Researchers at the Children's Centers continue to publish significant research results increasing awareness and making a difference in quality of life and our environmental impact awareness. This Webinar series is designed to share research progress and significant findings from the Childrens Centers. The presentations this month will be: 1) "Epigenetics, Endocrine Disruptors and Early Development" with Susan Schantz of Novel Methods to Assess Effects of Bisphenol A & Phthalates on Child Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and 2) "Placental Epigenetic Biomarkers of Exposure and Health" with Carmen Marsit of the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Center at Dartmouth College.
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#julycehc-webinar
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Washington, DC
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#julycehc-webinar
2013 Environmental Health Symposium2013 Environmental Health Symposium
Date: July 13, 2013
Location: Newport News, VA
Description: The theme of these symposia is "Is my neighborhood killing me?", with keynote speaker Vernice Miller-Travis. The objectives of the symposia are to 1) raise the awareness of Southeast Community residents about the links between environmental pollution exposure and associated health risks; 2) educate participants about environmental pollution emissions and associated health risks that are specific to the Southeast Community of Newport News, Virginia; and 3) establish a community consensus, prioritized list of environmental concerns.
http://www.southeastcare.com/2013-environmental-health-symposiums.html Exit EPA
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Newport News, VA
http://www.southeastcare.com/2013-environmental-health-symposiums.html Exit EPA
Policy and Practice: The US Food System and HealthPolicy and Practice: The US Food System and Health
Date: July 16, 2013
Description: A major social determinant of health is our food system—not only what we eat, but how that food is grown, processed and made available to the market. From pesticide use to fertilizer nanomaterials to antibiotics in animal feed, science raises important public health concerns around agriculture, but these concerns are largely ignored at the policy level, include by the Food and Drug Administration. Every five years, the federal Farm Bill—the nation's largest piece of food and farm related legislation—strongly steers how these and related issues are handled. Congress failed to pass any Farm Bill last year, and health professionals are increasingly troubled by the direction of the 2013 version. On this call David Wallinga, MD, MPA, founder of Healthy Food Action (and formerly IATP senior scientist) discusses the prospects for policy-led change in the health of the US food system, at the federal level as well as at the community level. In contrast to the gridlock around the Farm Bill, local communities around the country are innovating and changing food system policy and practice in important ways. Ashley Colpaart, MS, RD, chair-elect of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Hunger and Environmental Nutrition practice group also discusses the relationship between health services, nutritious food and a sustainable environment. Finally Dr. Preston Maring of Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center will discuss his work to bring farmers markets to Kaiser Permanente facilities across multiple states.
http://www.healthandenvironment.org/partnership_calls/12300 Exit EPA
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Newport News, VA
http://www.healthandenvironment.org/partnership_calls/12300 Exit EPA
Designing Healthy Communities: Promoting Universal Design, Affordable, Accessible, Safe, and Healthy CommunitiesDesigning Healthy Communities: Promoting Universal Design, Affordable, Accessible, Safe, and Healthy Communities
Date: July 18, 2013
Description: Part of the Improving the Health of Communities through the National Prevention Strategy series, this webinar will examine how homes and community design can promote inclusiveness for all populations. Understanding risks and impacts of municipal planning, including those that can affect health, will help ensure that land use and transportation decisions result in positive and equitable health outcomes.
http://www.colorado.feb.gov/index.php?content=82&page=NationalPreventionStrategy Exit EPA
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Newport News, VA
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Webinar: Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting in Early Care and Education SettingsWebinar: Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting in Early Care and Education Settings
Date: July 23, 2013
Description: July 23, 2013
1:00 - 2:30 EST
www1.gotomeeting.com/register/175606600

Child care professionals know how important regular cleaning is for maintaining attractive and healthful conditions in early learning environments. Cleaning has obvious aesthetic benefits. But it also has health benefits since cleaning, along with sanitizing and disinfecting, removes dust, allergens, toxic contaminants and infectious agents.

What you may not realize is that some cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products pose significant health and environmental concerns and that some chemicals in these products are associated with eye, skin, and respiratory irritation, as well as other health issues. Concentrated forms of some commercial cleaning products are classified as hazardous, creating potential handling, storage, and disposal issues for users and exposure risk for children and staff.

Small children are particularly vulnerable to health effects from exposure to chemicals in cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products because of their size, stage of development and behaviors. But there are easy steps you can take to maintain a clean, sanitary and healthy child care while at the same time reducing exposure to harmful chemicals

This webinar is sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection and features three national experts who will provide information you can use to institute a green cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting program in early care and education centers you manage or oversee.



The panel discussion will include results of research on exposure to chemicals in child care settings and how these exposures can affect the health of staff and children. It will also provide practical tips for instituting a green cleaning program in your ECE center drawing upon information contained in the soon-to-be released “Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education” co-authored by the speakers. The Toolkit will be available online this summer at:

http://cerch.org/greencleaningtoolkit/

http://www.informedgreensolutions.org/?q=publications/green-cleaning-toolkit

Speakers:
Carol Westinghouse: President of Informed Green Solutions and a nationally recognized specialist in green cleaning. Ms. Westinghouse developed and manages a Cleaning for Health program that has provided technical assistance to hundreds of schools across New England as well as early care and education centers, colleges and universities, health care facilities, state agencies and businesses. She has served as an advisor and consultant for numerous projects relating to green cleaning, including projects for the States of Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island. She has authored and co-authored numerous fact sheets and other guidance documents on green cleaning for schools and early care and education programs.
Vickie Leonard: Dr. Leonard is a nurse practitioner and is also a child care health consultant with a particular interest in environmental health in ECE. She worked for the California Childcare Health Program for 5 years until funding was cut in 2010. While at CCHP, Dr. Leonard developed the first Toolkit, Integrated Pest Management: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education. She now works for the University of California, San Francisco’s Institute on Health and Aging where she is the lead author of the new Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Toolkit for Early Care and Education.
Asa Bradman: Dr. Bradman is an environmental health scientist who focuses on exposures to pregnant women and children. He is a co-founder of the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) at the University of California’s Berkeley campus and helps direct biomonitoring and exposure studies as part of the CHAMACOS partnership in the Salinas Valley, California. He leads the CERCH initiative to improve environmental health in California child care facilities. He was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Scientific Guidance Panel for the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program and is a scientific advisor to the National Center for Healthy Homes, the California Child Care Health Program, the Children's Environmental Health Network, and the US EPA Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC)/21st Century Toxicology workgroup.
Event Contact: EPA Office of Children's Health Protection
http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/175606600 Exit EPA
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Newport News, VA
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Integrated Pest Management: Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides—Session 3 of 8Integrated Pest Management: Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides—Session 3 of 8
Date: July 23, 2013
Description: In today's challenging financial climate, the ability to identify and take simple, affordable steps to protect the health of students and staff in our schools has never been more important. This webinar series will outline sensible, low- or no-cost steps that school communities can take to create healthier environments in their buildings. Each webinar will feature school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions. Join this interactive webinar to 1) understand what IPM is, 2) learn the benefits of IPM, 3) discover sensible steps for implementing or enhancing school IPM programs, and 4) see how to integrate IPM into a comprehensive Healthy School Program.
http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/527084553 Exit EPA
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Newport News, VA
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Webinar: What is a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) & How it Can Serve You and Your ConstituentsWebinar: What is a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) & How it Can Serve You and Your Constituents
Date: July 25, 2013
Description: Date: Thursday, July 25th, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: FREE
Registration: Required, please register at: http://bit.ly/PEHSUWebinar
Who should participate? Public health professionals, environmental health professionals, clinicians, nurses, community organizations, health care professional organizations, child health advocates, and government agencies.

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) are a FREE health resource on children’s environmental health for the constituents in your region. PEHSU centers are established for each federal region of the United States, providing academic and credible information on environmental health issues. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, webinar participants will be provided with an overview of the PEHSU network, our services, examples of patient case studies and ideas for collaboration.

Speaker: Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health
The George Washington University
Medical Director for National & Global Affairs
Child Health Advocacy Institute
Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment
Children’s National Medical Center

What is a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)?
The PEHSUs are an interconnected system of specialists in North America who respond to questions about children’s environmental health concerns. The PEHSU network works to train health professionals, community members and students on children’s environmental health. Learn more at www.pehsu.net.

What is the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE)?
The Mid-Atlantic Center is the PEHSU for Federal Region III; serving all those who live and work in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia. We are located out of Children’s National Medical Center and affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We work with a variety of partners, including health care professional organizations, non-profits, community-based organizations and medical centers. Since 2006, we have conducted over 400 trainings with over 25,000 in attendance. Learn more at: www.childrensnational.org/macche.
http://bit.ly/PEHSUWebinar Exit EPA
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Newport News, VA
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Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) 2013 Webinar SeriesCumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) 2013 Webinar Series
Date: July 31, 2013
Description: EPA's Risk Assessment Forum Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) Technical Panel is currently developing guidelines on CRA and NCER is funding extramural research to advance the science further and introduce additional strategies for examining combinations of chemical, physical and biological stressors while factoring in population vulnerabilities. Invited speakers will present on a wide range of cumulative risk topics to inform participants about the development of the Agency's CRA Guidelines. The CRA Webinar Series will be presented monthly to run through December 2013. The CRA Webinar Series is open to the public to stimulate wider discourse on cumulative risk themes generally. The July Webinar will feature Dr. George Alexeeff presenting "Cal/EPA Cumulative Impact Methodology."
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#julycra-webinar
July 9, 2013July 11, 2013Newport News, VA
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#julycra-webinar
4th Safe Routes to School National Conference4th Safe Routes to School National Conference
Date: August 13-15, 2013
Location: Sacramento, CA
Description: Learn how Safe Routes to School programs across the nation are changing the habits of an entire generation of schoolchildren while improving the health and environment of numerous communities. This fourth national conference will feature workshop sessions, mobile tours, inspirational presentations, and networking opportunities to help you start or expand your SRTS program. This event, which takes place every two years, will once again bring together the wide range of practitioners that are working at the local, regional, state and national level to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to walk and bicycle safely to school.
http://saferoutesconference.org/about/about-the-event Exit EPA
August 13, 2013August 15, 2013Sacramento, CA
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EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar SeriesEPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar Series
Date: August 14, 2013
Description: Researchers at the Children's Centers continue to publish significant research results increasing awareness and making a difference in quality of life and our environmental impact awareness. This Webinar series is designed to share research progress and significant findings from the Childrens Centers. The featured presentations will be "Autism" with Isaac Pessah and "Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Importance and Potential Mechanisms" with Rebecca Schmidt. Both speakers are from the Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCEH) at UC Davis.
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#augcehc-webinar
August 13, 2013August 15, 2013Sacramento, CA
http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#augcehc-webinar
Current Issues in Chemical Management, Best Practices forCurrent Issues in Chemical Management, Best Practices for
Date: August 20, 2013
Description: In today's challenging financial climate, the ability to identify and take simple, affordable steps to protect the health of students and staff in our schools has never been more important. This webinar series will outline sensible, low- or no-cost steps that school communities can take to create healthier environments in their buildings. Each webinar will feature school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions. Join this interactive webinar to 1) get up-to-date information about best chemical management in schools; 2) learn sensible steps you can take to ensure your chemical management program applies to educational, art, and science supplies as well as to chemicals commonly used in facility maintenance and operation; and 3) discover measures one district took to educate students and staff, improve its chemical management practices, prevent accidents, and reduce health risks associated with use and disposal of chemicals in its facilities.
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August 13, 2013August 15, 2013Sacramento, CA
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2013 Environmental Health Symposium2013 Environmental Health Symposium
Date: August 31, 2013
Location: Newport News, VA
Description: The theme of these symposia is "Is my neighborhood killing me?" The objectives of the symposia are to 1) raise the awareness of Southeast Community residents about the links between environmental pollution exposure and associated health risks; 2) educate participants about environmental pollution emissions and associated health risks that are specific to the Southeast Community of Newport News, Virginia; and 3) establish a community consensus, prioritized list of environmental concerns.
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August 13, 2013August 15, 2013Newport News, VA
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APHA Annual Meeting & ExpositionAPHA Annual Meeting & Exposition
Date: November 2-6, 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Description: APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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Webinar Series on Chemicals of ConcernWebinar Series on Chemicals of Concern
Date: November 5, 2013
Description: This webinar will present "Flame Retardants (PBDEs, tris, Firemaster)" by Arlene Blum, PhD, visiting scholar in chemistry at the UC Berkeley Green Science Policy Institute.
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health across the LifespanEndocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health across the Lifespan
Date: November 8, 2013
Description: Chemicals that can alter the function of the endocrine system are ubiquitous in our environment. The Endocrine Society has defined an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) is an exogenous chemical, or mixture of chemicals, that can interfere with any aspect of hormone action. EDCs may affect the regulation of hormone synthesis, secretion, and actions and the variability in regulation of these events across the life cycle. Endocrine disruptors present significant risks to reproductive health and fetal development, as well as other health endpoints such as thyroid function, changes in metabolism, and obesity. This call will review the mechanisms by which endocrine disruptors may interfere with reproductive processes, examine early life breast development as a prime example of tissue sensitive to endocrine disruption, and discuss regulatory efforts at the national and international level designed to limit exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals.
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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Webinar Series on Chemicals of ConcernWebinar Series on Chemicals of Concern
Date: November 12, 2013
Description: This webinar will present "Plasticizers & Endocrine Disruptors (BPA, phthalates)" by Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD, of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar SeriesEPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2013 Webinar Series
Date: November 13, 2013
Description: Researchers at the Children's Centers continue to publish significant research results increasing awareness and making a difference in quality of life and our environmental impact awareness. This Webinar series is designed to share research progress and significant findings from the Childrens Centers. The presentation this month will be "Exposure to Pesticides and Children's Health", with featured speaker Elaine Faustman of the Center for Child Environmental Health Risks Research at the University of Washington.
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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Webinar Series on Chemicals of ConcernWebinar Series on Chemicals of Concern
Date: November 19, 2013
Description: This webinar will present "Solvents (formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, acetone etc.)" by Liz Harriman, deputy director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute.
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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Sensible Steps for Mold and Moisture Control in Schools – Session 7 of 8Sensible Steps for Mold and Moisture Control in Schools – Session 7 of 8
Date: November 19, 2013
Description: In today's challenging financial climate, the ability to identify and take simple, affordable steps to protect the health of students and staff in our schools has never been more important. This webinar series will outline sensible, low- or no-cost steps that school communities can take to create healthier environments in their buildings. Each webinar will feature school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions. Join this interactive webinar to 1) get current information about health effects of mold and its impacts on schools, 2) learn sensible steps you can take to solve moisture and condensation problems before they become mold problems, and 3) get the most up-to-date information about effectively addressing indoor mold growth and contamination if it does occur.
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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Webinar Series on Chemicals of ConcernWebinar Series on Chemicals of Concern
Date: November 26, 2013
Description: This webinar will present "Heavy Metals (arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.)" by Graham Peaslee, PhD, Hartgerink Professor of Chemistry at Hope College.
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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Impact of Air Pollution on Children’s HealthImpact of Air Pollution on Children’s Health
Date: December 4, 2013
Description: Presented by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and the Virginia Healthy Air Coalition, a program of the American Lung Association The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans, recognizing that outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths. How does air pollution impact children’s health? How are children’s lungs different from adults, and how does this influence their susceptibility to the adverse health effects of air pollution? Learn the major types and sources of air pollution and the health outcomes associated with each, as well as how to control and prevent sources of air pollution. Health professionals and community organizations play a crucial role in addressing air pollution: they can use their experience and expertise to advocate for strong clean air laws. Learn what federal protections are currently in place under the Clean Air Act, how current and future legislation would change them, and how to get involved in the discussion to improve children’s health. Date: December 4th, 2013 Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm Cost: FREE Call in information below Who should participate? Public health professionals, environmental health professionals, clinicians, nurses, community organizations, health care professional organizations, child health advocates, and government agencies. Speakers: Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health The George Washington University Medical Director for National & Global Affairs Child Health Advocacy Institute Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment Children’s National Medical Center Laura Kate Anderson Bender Coordinator, Virginia Healthy Air Coalition American Lung Association In her role with the American Lung Association, Laura Kate Bender has built a coalition of public health and healthcare professionals across Virginia to advocate for clean air protections. The Healthy Air Campaign’s goals are to raise the profile of air pollution as a public health issue and to influence Virginia’s members of Congress in the national clean air debate. Previously, Laura Kate worked to further environmental protections in Virginia with the advocacy group Environment America. She studied at American University in Washington, DC. To Join the Meeting: 1. Go to: https://childrensnational.webex.com/childrensnational/onstage/g.php?d=669925740&t=a 2. Click "JOIN”. Phone Option A: To have WebEx call you, select the “Call me at a new number” option and enter your telephone number. Phone Option B: To manually dial into the meeting, select the “I will call in” option and follow the instructions listed, making sure to enter in the Meeting Number and your personalized attendee number. 1. Call conference number Meeting Dial in Number: US Toll Free 1-877-668-4493 2. Enter the meeting number/access code: 669 925 740
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November 2, 2013November 6, 2013Boston, MA
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