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Denver will host Tribal Nations Children's Environmental Health Summit

Release Date: 08/02/2007
Contact Information: Alicia Aalto, 303-312-6967, aalto.alicia@epa.gov

(Denver, Colo. -- Aug. 2, 2007) The 2007 Tribal Nations Children's Environmental Health Summit will be held at the Denver Doubletree Hotel on August 22 and 23. The conference will feature nationally renowned speakers and will convene professionals including public health and education officials, physicians and health care providers, school administrators and teachers, university professors, and representatives from children's health organizations from across the nation.

    The purpose of the summit is to increase the ability of health, environmental and education professionals to identify, prevent and reduce environmental health threats to children on Tribal lands. Speakers will share information, resources, "best practices" and emerging science regarding the protection of Tribal children's health from environmental hazards.

    WHO: The Summit is cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units from across the United States and is being planned in partnership with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and Indian Health Services.

    WHAT: Experts will present information on Tribal children's environmental health hazards and issues.

    WHEN: August 22, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; August 23, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Denver Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colo.

    HOW: Registration is still open until Aug. 18, but space is limited. Please get your registration in early. For additional details on the summit, agenda, online registration, hotel information, and more, check out the 2007 Tribal Nations Children's Environmental Health Summit Web site.